Cox Media Info Session
Local reps from Cox Media will be at the Cronkite School on Wednesday March 1 at 5:30 p.m. to discuss opportunities with the company and to discuss two specific paid summer internships that focus on marketing/advertising/sales. The info session will be held in Cronkite 444. Please RSVP by February 27. If you have any experience in sales (retail, food service, etc.) and want to combine it with your education and skills to land an internship or job, then attend this info session.
Scripps Journalism Career Program (JCP) Info Session
Find out about Scripps’ unique and exciting program for new MMJs, TV news producers and Digital content producers. One year contract. Free Housing. Successful candidates move to larger Scripps stations. If you are within a year of graduation, you should attend. If you are a sophomore or junior and have this insatiable curiosity about the Scripps JCP program you may attend, too. Join us in Cronkite 444 for pizza! Please RSVP for the info session by Friday February 24 so we know how much food to order.
News-Press and Gazette Info Session
March 20 at 12:00 p.m. in Cronkite 314. Come find out what NPG is all about and learn about their markets and the many opportunities with the company. RSVP for the info session by Monday March 13. Juniors, Seniors and Graduate students who want to work as an MMJ, with digital content, produce newscasts, work in TV sports or TV production should attend.
Summer 2017- Cox Media Ad/Sales- PAID
Cox Media is looking for a results-oriented Advertising Sales Intern with responsibility for providing administrative, coordination and marketing support to members of the Cox Media Marketing and Client Solutions team. Executes basic marketing-focused activities that directly support the Sales teams in creating and implementing marketing strategies, programs and materials for Cox Media products and services. This position strives to successfully attract new clients, grow total advertising spend with existing clients and reduce overall client churn in the local market.
If you have any experience in sales (retail, food service, etc.) and want to combine it with your education and skills to land an internship or job, then you should apply for this internship.
-Gathers and compiles research data, programming data and campaign summaries from various sources for use by Sales and other departments
-Maintains media kit to ensure most up-to-date information is available
-Develops or formats sales presentations and other sales collateral material
-Generates and distributes promotional campaign affidavits for clients and networks
-Executes and coordinates internal and external client events, promotions, sales incentives, client trade and ticket requests, package creation and premium disbursement
-Pulls key media research reports for Sales Services and Sales Consultants
-Assists Marketing Communications Specialist with maintenance of Cox Media’s social media presence on identified platforms
-Performs general office administrative support, as required
-Attends sales calls, as required
-Analyzes competitive data to identify sales leads and opportunities
-Performs other duties as requested that directly support the Cox Media Marketing & Client Solutions team
Attributes/Skills we seek:
-Strong desire to learn
-Customer focused attitude
-Self-motivation and accountability
-Excellent verbal, written and presentation skills
-Currently enrolled in a related degree program such as Journalism, Marketing, Advertising, Business Management and or Marketing Communications
-One or more of the following
-Proficient computer skills including Microsoft Work, PowerPoint and Excel. Media sales research software and data experience a plus
Please send a resume and a cover letter expressing your interest to firstname.lastname@example.org by March 2. The cover letter should be addressed to: Mr.James May, Director of Marketing and Client Solutions, Cox Media.
Summer or Fall 2017 PR Internship Higley Unified School District- PAID
CLASS STANDING: Currently enrolled JR+
HOURS: MINIMUM 15 HRS/WEEK
TYPE: PAID ($10/HR) (Must receive course credit)
Higley Unified School District public relations intern(s) will assume varied duties and projects in community relations, social media, employee communications and marketing communication.
Duties include, but are not be limited to: • Writing, editing and proofreading internal and external communication • Story writing for website posting • Creating and maintaining measurement and database information • Social media proficiency – all channels • PowerPoint • Researching selected topics (e.g. media lists, event costs, community relations issues) for proposals and program implementation • Program and event planning and implementation assistance (possible Saturday and/or evening assignment 1-3 times a semester) • Fulfilling other programmatic and administrative functions as required • Responding to internal and external requests for information • Dedication to student and employee privacy required • Must be able to pass district background check • Outgoing, with excellent customer service and presentation skills
Location: 2935 S. Recker Road, Gilbert, 85295
Summer 2017 Internship- AsAmNews
AsAm News is a website dedicated to documenting the Asian American experience and showcasing its depth and diversity. Here you will find a full roundup of headlines about the Asian American community from both mainstream and ethnic media. Earn college credit and valuable experience at AsAmNews. This internship is open until a qualified applicant is selected. Apply today.
Summer 2017- PR Internship at Decibel Blue
Our culture is supportive, collaborative and as trite as it sounds, much like a family (the functional kind). The Cove is a creative and frenetic, albeit peaceful place. We don’t take ourselves seriously but are very serious about our client’s businesses.
The Trainees are the backbone of our organization and embody everything we believe in.
How Do I Apply?
Send your resume and cover letter to email@example.com.
Tell us why YOU belong in the Cove. We don’t want to know about your classes or your great communication skills. If we wanted token answers, we’d hire a myna bird. DO say something interesting. Be memorable. Nothing impresses us more.
David interviews every Trainee. Don’t guess what he wants to hear. Relax. Be yourself. Make it a conversation.
Oh, and it helps if you ask what a Honeybear is.
What Can I Expect?
This is not Mad Men. Great Trainees understand that every task matters. You don’t get anywhere in life without a little grunt work. Answering phones, scanning articles, going to Costco, and making media drops at 5 AM wearing the Dunkin’ Donuts mascot costumes, are some of the typical “intern” duties.
However, you will be groomed to act like a professional. How to write an effective email. How to handle delicate situations. How to be an ambassador for Decibel Blue outside of the Cove.
You will be trained in marketing/advertising/public relations. The ins-and-outs of writing press releases, assembling editorial calendars, pitching reporters, helping clients, developing ad campaigns, using social media. And then some.
We will constantly challenge you to prove that you belong. We watch how you represent Decibel Blue and we hear how you interact with our clients and friends. We are casual and like to have fun, but this is still a business. We don’t care if you have your Facebook page open, but deadlines better be met. Your tasks are your responsibility. Learn from your mistakes. Better yet, teach the Trainee who just started so they don’t make the same ones.
You have to earn that Decibel Blue credential on your resume. We don’t hand it out to just anyone. Treat Decibel Blue like a college course, take it seriously, work hard/have fun, and you will get your credit.
Real life experience is precious. We want you to have it here at Decibel Blue.
Who Are the Graduates and Past Trainees?
Thunderbird MBA grads, Cronkite students, career changers, freshmen, professional reporters and college dropouts have all joined the ranks of Decibel Blue Trainees.
What Do I Commit and Get?
We appreciate that the Program is unpaid and people are juggling jobs, families, class and personal commitments. The ideal time commitment is 15-20 hours a week for four to six months. It takes that long to learn the ins and outs, see accounts start up and campaigns roll out. Most importantly, you need to earn our trust before you will be assigned the more substantial and interesting projects.
What you put into the Decibel Blue Training Program will reflect what you take away. Work hard and you will make friendships for life. You will grow your professional network in ways you never imagined. Your resume bullet points will shame your competition.
Your time here can vary. Some people stay a few months and then leave for a job. Others are here for a semester. Several have been with us more than a year. Whatever your time commitment, make it count instead of just sitting home and playing X-Box. It’s your future, folks.
Excel in the Program and we will help you build the tools for your career. We will work with you on your resume, cover letters and interviewing skills. Write recommendations. Cold call employers to sing your praises. Alumni are working or attending grad school in Phoenix, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Cincinnati, Denver, New York and San Diego. We also belong to an international network of PR firms and have the capacity to open doors for you in dozens of cities around the world.
Summer 2017 Event Planning Internship
Looking to get your start in the dynamic world of event planning?
We are currently looking to recruit 2 interns for the Spring/Summer 2017 Season!
This is your chance to gain hands-on experience and exposure to a wide array of events, marketing and PR opportunities!
Calling all self-motivated visionaries with a creative flair!
Preferably Marketing students who can create out of the box!
We are looking for individuals that value:
Problem solving skills
Eagerness and desire to learn
Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel proficiency
Social Media: Facebook, Twitter, Snap Chat, Instagram
Writing and Editing Skills
If this describes YOU, contact for an Interview
Geny at 424- 392-0306 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Summer 2017- NBC Affiliate in St. Louis Has News Internship
Do you consume news 24/7? Want to learn what it takes to produce daily content? Interested in shaping the future of the media industry? Apply for our Summer 2017 Intern Program!
TEGNA is a large, public media company with a portfolio that includes 46+ TV stations. We’re committed to developing the next generation of media industry leaders. Our paid internship program gives students an opportunity to explore career paths across TEGNA. Participants will gain valuable real-world experience alongside some of the most senior and celebrated journalists in the country and have the chance to build a network that will be invaluable throughout their careers. Come join us in the adventure! At KSDK in St. Louis, you will contribute to our standard of news reporting, storytelling and investigative excellence while boldly advancing the 5 OYS brand across multiple platforms.
Produce engaging content for all platforms
Use social media and other tools to understand audience’s needs
Demonstrate a desire to learn as much as possible about a career in media
Assist as needed in the newsroom
Degree-seeking student currently enrolled at a college or university; preference is for juniors with a GPA of 3.0 or higher who will be rising seniors during their internship summer
Passion for storytelling
Strong writing and social media skills
Ability to work in a fast-paced environment
Please read full job description and application instructions.
Summer 2017- Future Tense internship at Slate magazine
The online magazine Slate is looking for a Future Tense intern for summer 2017 in Washington, D.C.
Future Tense is a partnership of Slate, Arizona State University, and New America (a DC think tank) that examines emerging technologies and their impact on society and public policy. In addition to hosting live events in Washington, Future Tense has a channel on Slate, updated daily, at http://www.slate.com/futuretense.
The intern will contribute to the Future Tense blog on a regular basis, so an interest in technology and science is a big plus. We cover topics like technology policy, social media, video games, cybersecurity, privacy, and tech culture. We also cover the intersection of science and technology, like geoengineering, synthetic biology, and nanotechnology. We don’t review gadgets, but we do discuss how they change our lives.
In addition to contributing to the blog, the intern will help with research for other Future Tense projects. You may also be called on to help us at Future Tense events.
You should be comfortable reporting. It’s also essential that you be able to write clearly and quickly, with a strong voice.
Please send a cover letter, a writing sample, and a resume to email@example.com.
The internship comes with a stipend to cover living expenses.
Summer 2017 or Fall 2017 Internship- Charlottesville Tomorrow- PAID
Charlottesville Tomorrow is currently accepting applications for paid internships during the summer and fall of 2017. As the application deadlines approach, we could use your help recruiting qualified candidates!
Our internship program is an excellent way to hone one’s writing skills and become very familiar with local government, education and planning issues in Charlottesville and Albemarle. Our interns are trained as staff reporters to cover local government meetings and events. They produce news and information for publication on our website and in many cases with our media partners.
Interns also assist with events, social media, and provide general administrative and research support.
Successful applicants will have strong computer and writing skills, the ability to work independently and as part of a team, and possess a strong interest in local government gained through educational or professional experience on issues such as land use, transportation, community design and public education.
For a complete description of the position, please visit Charlottesville Tomorrow’s job opportunities page.
Applicants for summer 2017 can email a cover letter and resume by Friday, March 3, to Brian Wheeler at firstname.lastname@example.org. The deadline for fall 2017 internships is Friday, June 2.
Summer 2017- Smithsonian Institute- Special Events Internship
Summer will be an especially exciting time to intern at the Museum! In June, the Museum will open a new floor entitled The Nation We Build Together which includes new exhibitions on democracy and immigration/migration. There will be exhibition openings and staff receptions in addition to corporate dinners and receptions. Our new event space, Unity Square, featuring outdoor access with a spectacular view of the Washington Monument will open this summer as well.
To apply, please submit a cover letter, resume, letter of recommendation, and unofficial transcript to NMAHSpecialEvents@si.edu. Availability, including start and end dates and full time or part time should be included as well. The application deadline is Friday, March 17th.
A description of the internship as well as testimonials from past interns is attached to this email. Additional information can be found on our website including testimonials from past interns. Learn more information about events at the Museum.
Summer 2017- Buzzfeed
Please review all of the summer internship opportunities at Buzzfeed in New York and Los Angeles. There are video, PR, editorial, photo, data, investigations internships listed.
SCHOLARSHIPS AND FELLOWSHIPS
The Asian American Journalists Association has several scholarships available. Please note the upcoming deadlines.
AAJA-Sacramento/The Sacramento Bee 2017 Internship: In partnership with The Sacramento Bee, AAJA-Sacramento is sponsoring a 10-week internship program for aspiring print, photo, graphics and multimedia journalists. All applicants must be 2017 AAJA student members. Strong preference will be given to AAJA-Sacramento student members. The application deadline is March 15, 2017.
Stanford Chen Internship Grant: $1,750 available to offset living expenses and costs for college juniors, seniors and graduate students in journalism who have secured a summer 2017 internship. The application deadline is April 2, 2017.
William Woo Print and Online News Internship Grant: $1,000 available to support students and recent graduates who have secured a print or online news internship for the summer of 2017. The application deadline is April 16, 2017.
Broadcast News Internship Grants: Up to $1,000 offered to support an Asian American male who has secured a broadcast news internship for the summer of 2017 through the Lloyd LaCuesta internship grant fund; and up to $500 offered to a student with a 2017 summer broadcast news internship through the Sam Chu Lin internship grant fund. The application deadline is April 16, 2017.
CIC/Anna Chennault Scholarship: $5,000 available to graduating high school seniors and college students who are passionate about journalism. This grant pays for educational costs and travel to the 2017 AAJA National Convention in Philadelphia. The application deadline is April 16, 2017.
Mary Quon Moy Ing Memorial Scholarship: Up to $2,000 available to current college students, graduate students and graduating high school seniors interested in pursuing journalism as a career. The application deadline is April 16, 2017.
Vincent Chin Memorial Scholarship: $500 available to current student journalists for writing about the legacy of Vincent Chin in essay form. The application deadline is April 16, 2017.
Jimmie & Suey Fong Yee Scholarship: Two $900 scholarships available for a current student and a recent graduate pursuing sports journalism to offset costs for registration, travel, accommodations and meals for the 2017 AAJA National Convention in Philadelphia. The application deadline is April 30, 2017.
Valley of Sun SPJ Scholarship
The Valley of the Sun Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) offers a $500 scholarship for the fall term beginning August 2017. The scholarship is open to all community college and university students in Arizona, studying journalism, mass communicaitons or a related field.
Applicants must provide a cover letter (no more than two pages), detailing the student’s current school
enrollment, area of interest in the field (broadcast, print, online, etc.), what career path he/she would
like to pursue after graduation, and what personal goals he/she would like to achieve as a professional
In addition, all applicants should submit an essay, between 300 and 500 words, discussing the following topic:
The SPJ Code of Ethics touches on several specific areas, including the gathering and reporting of news, as well as ethical behavior when dealing with sources. In an era where the rise of “fake news” is eroding the public’s confidence in the media, it is more important than ever for legitimate journalists to be mindful of SPJ’s Code of Ethics, specifically, that they should “Take responsibility for the accuracy of their work. Verify information before releasing it. Remember that neither speed nor format excuses inaccuracy.”
Bearing this in mind, what do you think is a journalist’s greatest responsibility in combating the prevalence of “fake news” and helping to restore the public’s trust in the American media?
Deadline for submission: Must be received by Friday, March 31.
Mail To: Teri Carnicelli
North Central News/SPJ
4620 N. 16th St., Ste. D-107
Phoenix, AZ 85016
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
PART-TIME JOBS OR VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES
Big League Advance (BLA) is a seeking a responsible and detailed-oriented individual to take video of baseball players around Arizona. We will use this video to analyze the pitching mechanics of pitchers. It is important that this person has time between 1:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. available during the weekday or weekend. This individual must have access to a car to travel to the different spring training sites. Any travel expenses incurred while working with BLA will be reimbursed.
Chief Financial Officer
Big League Advance
Cell: (301) 910-7080
Office Production Assistant- Central Sound
Central Sound, a part of Arizona PBS is embarking on several new initiatives this next year and invites you to be a member of our team. We are currently seeking a Student Worker 4 – Production Assistant for our production studio team.
Word and Spreadsheet processing;
Managing Google Drive and Documents;
Management of Media Assets;
Basic Audio tasks including CD burning, MP3 Conversion and basic audio editing;
Website and social media content organization;
Filing, maintenance and organization of accurate records;
Running (campus) errands;
Driving an ASU vehicle;
Assisting with special projects as needed.
Go to student employment and search for Job #30039BR
Student Videographer- Central Sound
Central Sound at Arizona PBS is seeking a (student) Videographer / Recording Assistant to assist with production of on-location and studio recording of interviews, classical, jazz or similar genres of acoustic music performances throughout Arizona.
Central Sound is dedicated to capturing classical and acoustic music performances of the highest caliber for broadcast on KBAQ-FM and beyond. In collaboration with Arizona PBS, the studios provide an array of audio and new media-related services. As a premier provider of audio and media services, we are committed to serving as a central hub for notable musical events in the community, bringing concerts of internationally acclaimed artists, performances by leading ASU faculty and the next generation of young musicians to thousands of listeners.
Schedule: up to 10 hours per week, to include some evenings and weekends. Driving to and from recording locations is required, therefore a valid AZ driver’s license is also required.
See full job description by going to student employment and search for Job #29826BR
NASCAR Pit Notes Group- Volunteer
On March 17-19, Phoenix International Raceway (PIR) will be conducting its first major race weekend of the year. I am again looking for some aspiring journalists who are interested in experiencing sports reporting at the highest level to work as volunteer pit note reporters. Now in our 11th year, the Pit Notes Reporter program has proven to be exceptionally successful for all involved.
As the fourth major race weekend of the NASCAR season, the races at Phoenix play crucial roles in the developing story lines that begin this week at Daytona. It is the job of my Pit Notes team to bring those story lines to the attention of the media.
Please note that Pit Note Reporters are volunteer positions. The track will, however, provide food and beverages.
I am the editor of the Pit Notes at PIR. The Pit Potes are the basic bits of information used to keep the media informed of news events at the track during a race weekend. It is my job to decide what is important and what is not and then to put a brief record of the newsworthy item into the notes. They generally run 50 to 70 pages for an entire three-day race weekend.
I obtain a significant portion of the information used in the Pit Notes by communicating by radio with various volunteer Pit Notes Reporters (usually 7) and directing them where to go, who to find, and what to ask. The key is taking complete and accurate quotes (as you will see, these quotes are regarded as “gospel” by the media; they will be copied EXACTLY in newspapers and magazines) and doing so quickly. At the end of each race, Pit Note Reporters will be assigned to either get quotes from several drivers or to attend the post-race news conference and get the quotes from other drivers about what happened on the track.
Afterwards, Pit Note Reporters return to the Media Center and type the quotes (as quickly as possible) into a computer so that I can edit them and we can distribute them to the reporters. Because Phoenix is not in the Eastern time zone, it is important to get the information to the media as quickly as we can so that the stories that appear in the next morning’s newspapers on the East coast are as complete and accurate as possible.
The track will provide my staff with credentials providing full-access to the pits, garage area and media facilities. There is no assigned seat for this volunteer job and participants must act professionally at all times (e.g., requests for autographs, asking celebrities to pose for selfie photographs, etc., are strictly forbidden).
Working as a Pit Notes Reporter is an opportunity that enables aspiring sports writers to see the sport from an unique perspective; I can add that almost everyone who has volunteered to do this work at the various tracks I have established this program has certainly enjoyed the experience (though it does tend be a physically draining endeavor).
Past knowledge of NASCAR or any form of auto racing would be helpful, but it is NOT necessary. I will train people what to look for and what to ask.
Those who volunteer for the March 17-19 weekend will be able to take home a copy of the weekend’s notes to add to their clipping portfolio.
Because of some outside conflicts, I have a limited number of openings on my team. Some of my team will graduate in May, so additional openings will be available. Applicants who apply now and are approved will have priority over those who may apply next Fall.
The March 17-19 race weekend will feature two races in three days, so events will be busy but not exceptionally intense. Friday and Saturday will be the most difficult days – they are the longest (in terms of most on-track action) and feature the most diverse activity (featuring practice and qualifying sessions for multiple classes). We will have a staff meeting each day to discuss expectations for the current day and to discuss problems encountered the previous day and possible ways to overcome them.
I need a full commitment for all three days of action from anyone who wants to be a pit reporter. It is up to each individual student to make his or her own arrangements to make up any class work that would be missed by attending Friday activities at the track.
A typical day at the track begins BEFORE the first on-track activity occurs (approximately 9 a.m.) and ends about two hours AFTER the checkered flag falls; the notes produced after the end of the race are probably the most important. We generally conclude our duties two-and-a-half hours after the drop of the checkered flag. The track supplies food (at least lunch, sometimes breakfast and dinner) and beverages. Nobody is asked to work constantly during the practice sessions, but during the time trials and races, the pit note staff is quite active. Attached is the preliminary schedule for the race weekend.
If any journalism students are curious about this opportunity or if you have specific questions, I can be contacted by return eMail or I can be called at 253-220-2566 (despite the area code, I am based in New York so if anyone wishes to call, they should be aware that I am in the Eastern time zone. No calls after 8 p.m. Arizona time, please).
Those who wish to apply for this opportunity must supply the following material and use the greeting, “Dear Mr. Chuhran:”
1.) A brief statement (6 sentences or less) about why you want to join my Pit Notes reporters and why you would be an asset to my team; the statement in your original eMail pretty much covers what I want, so just review what you sent me and include a variation of it with your other material,
2.) a collection of 3 or 4 writing samples or clippings that demonstrate your writing ability (these do not have to be about NASCAR or sports – I just want to see how well you write), and
3.) a list of 3 to 6 references (names, eMail addresses and phone numbers) who can speak of your character and/or your work habits (past supervisors at part-time jobs are fine).
Being a Freshman is NOT a liability in applying for this position. In fact, I will ONLY consider Freshmen and Sophomores. I want the training and experience that you get to be available to me for future events, so Seniors and current Juniors provide only a short-term assistance. Being a Freshman actually could be advantageous to me since I could theoretically have your assistance for 10 major race weekends over the course of your undergraduate years at ASU.
I look forward to reviewing your materials. After that review, I will be in touch; please also include a phone number where you can be reached.
Please send these materials to me at email@example.com.
DEADLINE FOR SUBMITTING ALL APPLICATION MATERIAL IS 12:01 A.M. ON THURSDAY, MARCH 2.
I certainly would be available to act as a reference for any student who successfully serves as a Pit Notes Reporter and I would gladly help those students with a job description that could be used as part of a resume.
Contact: John Chuhran
PIR Pit Notes Editor
Sports Photographer- Volunteer
Skills and knowledge that will be gained: Photography, Photoshop, Editing, Networking
Compensation: Unpaid (media pass to access games and practices)
Description: This is an opportunity to gain experience in sports photography. Selected applicants will be responsible for following and attending games/practices at the Cleveland Indians training complex in Goodyear, AZ.
The primary responsibility for applicants will be to attend games/practices to provide photos for the site. You will be given a media pass to access the facility. There is no cost to attend these games/practices. This is a great opportunity to develop contacts within the sports media world and shoot pictures of professional sports teams/players, and most importantly give exposure to your work to thousands of readers that few sports sites can offer.
Desired Start Date: February 17.
Publishing Manager – Scout.com
Owner, Editor-in-Chief – Indians Baseball Insider, LLC
Frontdoors Media- Volunteer Writer
Frontdoors Media focuses on community giving and covers nonprofits and philanthropy in the Valley of the Sun as well as culture and the arts. It’s an online Phoenix-based magazine that has been in existence for 15 years and is produced monthly but produces daily stories for the website and social media channels.
We need a writer who can write stories (200-500 words) about nonprofit events, profiles on people who work in nonprofits, charitable giving data, and the arts. We would also welcome a reporter who can generate stories on their own. Many assignments would require phone or in-person interviews. Social media will be a part of this job. Looking for someone who can work two or three days a week, either on site at 5070 N. 40th St. Suite 210 in Phoenix or correspond by phone/email with occasional in-office hours.
Assignment example: Big Brothers Big Sisters fundraiser preview. Write a preview of the event (we will have the press release with details) and interview either the head of the nonprofit or a guest speaker, write the story and request a photo. We post on our site as soon as possible and on the social media channels.
For information contact Mike Saucier, Editor