Opportunities 3.26.17

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Final Four Photography
The NCAA, the U.S. Basketball Writers Association, the Cronkite School and Clarkson Creative/Summit Workshops are teaming up to create the second annual Men’s Final Four Sports Photography Workshop.

Ten talented Cronkite students will be selected to participate for this unique opportunity.

Here’s how it works:

-Submit your completed application by Monday, March 27, to the following link: http://www.clarkson-creative.com/blog/final-four-workshop/. Applications must include a minimum of 10 images.
-Winning applicants will be contacted by Wednesday, March 29, with further information about the workshop.
-The workshop will begin Thursday, March 30, at 6 p.m. at the Cronkite School. It will include an introduction, a panel discussion on how to best cover the NCAA Men’s Final Four, a review of the next day’s work, a display of student and an open critique.
-The following morning, Friday, March 31, students will be outfitted with Nikon camera gear and given access to the Men’s Final Four Practice Day and Reese’s College All-Star game at the University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale. Chris Steppig of Clarkson Creative will provide guidance throughout the day as students photograph these events. Following the All-Star game, students will return their equipment to Nikon and transmit their work to a pre-assigned destination for review by the workshop staff and instructors.

Schedule of events
Thursday, March 30, 2017, 6-8 p.m., Introductory overview and discussion
Cronkite School, Room 355

Workshop
Friday, March 31, 2017, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. — University of Phoenix Stadium, 1 Cardinals Drive, Glendale, Ariz.
•11 a.m. to noon: Photographic equipment pick-up at Nikon Professional Services (in photo work room)
•12-4 p.m.: Final Four team practices
•4:30-6 p.m.: Reese’s College All-Star Game
•6:15-6:45 p.m.: Photographic equipment return to Nikon Professional Services

*ALL times are subject to change. An official schedule will be provided to contest winners when they are notified of their acceptance.

 

OUTSHINE THE COMPETITION
Want to stand out in a job interview? Know a lot about the company you’re interviewing with. A recent study showed 47% of employers don’t believe candidates do well in this area. Frank Russell Chair Julia Wallace will help you know how to do the right research and ask the right questions so you’re ready to shine. The research you do will also help you figure out if this is a job you want anyway. Come join the interactive session on Tuesday, April 18 at 4:30 p.m. in Cronkite 444. If you are graduating within the next year, this session will be very beneficial. If you still have a few years before graduation, use the helpful information to secure internships.

Please RSVP by April 4.

 

VOICES Project
This innovative program trains students and professionals before and during AAJA’s annual convention. Join us this summer at the Loews Hotel in Philadelphia, PA from July 24-29. This is an all-expenses-paid opportunity (hotel, flight, and registration covered) and is open to students of all backgrounds and ethnicities.

Apply before March 31.

 

INTERNSHIPS

Summer 2017 – SparkPoint Studio Publicity and Digital Internship
REQUIREMENTS
CLASS STANDING: Second-semester sophomore freshmen – graduate student
HOURS: Minimum 15 hours/week
TYPE: For credit only

WHO WE ARE:
Interns will be working specifically with our BookSparks department, which offers professional publicity expertise and services to book authors in a variety of genres. With clients ranging from debut to bestselling and seasoned authors throughout the U.S. and Canada, we have broad experience executing publicity campaigns to the full spectrum of media: from national to local media, from magazines and newspapers to radio, TV, and online.

We’re focused on sparking conversations about books and authors in fun, fresh ways: merging traditional book publicity with the rapidly evolving, new, and vast ways to promote online and through social media

WHERE WE ARE:
SparkPoint Studio is located at 80 East Rio Salado Parkway, on the corner of Rio Salado and Mill Avenue. It is within walking distance of the Mill Avenue light rail stop.

WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT:
We are looking for interns for our digital and publicity departments. You will work with a small staff of media relations, marketing, branding and social media professionals, taking responsibility for the following tasks:

•Local media pitching
•Coordination of book events
•Writing timely book roundups for various media outlets
•Assist with administrative duties, such as mailings, printings, etc.
•Creation of media materials, including press releases, media kits, etc.
•Maintaining and creating media lists
•Networking opportunities with industry professionals and media
•Come up with custom, timely content for our social media platforms
•Creation of content for newsletters
•Brainstorm creative ideas for book-themed giveaways
•Assisting with book blog tour pitch development and execution

GENERAL QUALIFICATIONS:
•Work minimum 15 hours per week
•A passion for books and reading is a must
•Knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel and Outlook)
•Excellent oral and written communication skills
•Ability to think independently and creatively
•Willingness to ask questions
•A basic knowledge of WordPress
•Experience managing a professional social media platform is preferred

Contact: Morgan Rath

 

Summer or Fall 2017- KNIGHT AGENCY
REQUIREMENTS
CLASS STANDING: Currently enrolled JR+
HOURS: MINIMUM 12 HRS/WEEK
TYPE: UNPAID (Must receive course credit)

The Knight Agency is a personalized boutique public relations firm accepting resumés for a part-time summer and fall 2017 internship in our Scottsdale, Arizona office. The aspiring PR and communication expert will be responsible for assisting our mid-to-senior level team members with a range of multiple accounts in the culinary/restaurant, hotel/travel, entertainment/nightlife, wellness/fitness, commercial and residential real estate, legal, finance/banking and lifestyle industries. The mentorship program is a hands-on experience in all sectors of public relations, from media relations, social media to event planning. Clients include Pedal Haus Brewery, Maggiore Culinary Concepts (The Hash Kitchen, Tomaso’s), Social Tap Eatery, The Keating Hotel, The Lafayette Hotel, Swim Club & Bungalows, Arabella Hotel Sedona and more.

•Media list building and research
•Develop and pitch newsworthy and trend story ideas to reporters, editors, producers and bloggers
•Press release and media alert development
•Press clipping
•PR reporting
•Event coordination
•Event marketing
•Social media management
•Account and office management

Contact: Stephanie@knight.agency
Location: 6895 E. Camelback Rd., Scottsdale

 

Summer or Fall 2017- Green Living Magazine
REQUIREMENTS
CLASS STANDING: OPEN (second semester freshman-graduate student)
HOURS: MINIMUM 10-HRS/WEEK
TYPE: UNPAID

Green Living magazine, Arizona’s only premiere eco-conscious lifestyle magazine, is looking for energetic writing and research interns. This is a great opportunity to get published and break into the green media market! This position is an unpaid internship but can count towards school credit.

The Job:
• Work directly with the Associate Editor and writers
• Gather content for beats in the magazine
• Write feature articles to be published in the magazine and online
• Write blogs and blurbs for social media and online
• Research future content
• Build library of content on all topics relating to green
• Attend and help work booths at various events to promote the magazine and its message

Qualifications:
• Writing and editing skills
• Research-oriented
• Must have laptop and smartphone

Contact: Amanda Harvey
Location: 7575 E. Redfield Rd. suite 219, Scottsdale

 

Summer or Fall 2017- Modern Luxury Scottsdale Magazine
REQUIREMENTS
CLASS STANDING: OPEN (Second semester FR- Grad Student)
HOURS: MINIMUM 10 HRS/WEEK
TYPE: UNPAID

Modern Luxury, the pre-eminent luxury lifestyle publisher in the United States with 59 titles across 16 major markets, is currently seeking outstanding editorial interns for summer 2015 for Scottsdale Magazine. The typical internship is 2-3 days/10-15 hours a week, but more hours are possible if needed for school credit. The intern MUST receive class credit.
The editorial internship provides those enrolled with an opportunity to learn about and receive training on the editorial process. Interns will gain valuable editorial experience such as:

Learning how to research and write for the magazine
Learning how to draft featured stories e-newsletters
Learning how to post to our website via a content management system
Learning how to fact check for the magazine
Learning how to edit for AP Style and ML style
Learning about other editorial related skills

Qualifications: Strong writing/journalistic abilities, research skills, fact-checking experience, attention to detail, strong communication skills (must be outgoing, social and comfortable networking and interviewing), knowledge of AP style, reliable and trustworthy and deadline driven.

Contact: Lauren Swanson
Location: 6991 E. Camelback Rd. Scotsdale, Suite C310

 

Summer or Fall 2017- Cronkite Journal
REQUIREMENTS
CLASS STANDING: second semester freshmen- graduate student
HOURS:  MINIMUM 12 HRS/WEEK
TYPE:  STIPEND $300;  MCO 294 credit only (Must register for credit)

This internship is for writers who want hands-on experience with print publications produced at the Cronkite School: The Cronkite Journal and Arizona PBS magazine. The Cronkite Journal magazine, an annual print and online magazine, is sent to students, families, supporters and alumni around the world. The Journal covers the school’s programs and accomplishments as well as notable work by Cronkite students, faculty and alumni. Arizona PBS magazine, a quarterly print magazine, is sent to Arizona PBS members, mostly located in Arizona. The magazine covers programming highlights as well as events, news and noteworthy members of the Arizona PBS community.

We are looking for students who can report and write to Cronkite School standards. The internship is appropriate for public relations and news editorial students. There are no set office hours and no car is required as most assignments take place within the school. You will get assignments and be expected to produce them on deadline. You’ll get one-on-one time with editor Katie Jones to edit and critique your work. You must be able to work independently, meet deadlines and develop multiple sources. Accuracy is a must.

CONTACT: Katie Jones
Location: Cronkite School

 

Summer or Fall 2017- TIMES MEDIA
REQUIREMENTS
CLASS STANDING: Rising JR+
HOURS: MINIMUM 12 HRS/WEEK
TYPE: UNPAID (Our successful interns are hired part time or used as well-paid freelancers after the internship.)

Interns are assigned a direct mentoring editor in the news department with at least 20 years of high level professional experience. Interns receive assignments, contribute ideas, attend news budget meetings, work directly on stories and receive generous bylines. It is a teaching/learning experience, not just time in the office rewriting press releases (as can be typical intern experience). Our successful interns are offered part-time employment and freelance opportunities at full, competitive rates.

In the same way, photography and online interns work directly with staff managers with deep experience in their fields.

Summer Needs: 4 for newspapers (East Valley Tribune, Ahwatukee Foothils News, San Tan Sun News, Gilbert Sun News); 4 for magazine/periodicals (The Entertainer, College Times, Scottsdale Airpark News, 7 others); 2 for online (Phoenix.org, East ValleyTribune, several others); 2 photographers (1 for newspapers, 1 for magazines)

Contact: Paul Maryniak

 

Summer 2017-Donor Network of AZ- PAID
REQUIREMENTS
CLASS STANDING: OPEN (Second semester freshman to graduate student)
HOURS: MINIMUM 15 HRS/WEEK
TYPE: PAID $12/HR (Must register for course credit)

The focus of the internship is to promote and educate the media and general public about organ, eye and tissue donation and the DonateLifeAZ Registry. This position will provide the intern with valuable, real-world experience. The intern will be considered an integral part of the Public Education Department, and as such, their ideas and input will be valued. The intern will work 15-20 hours per week during the current semester and he or she will be compensated $10.00 and reimbursed for work related mileage. The hours may be worked in any combination at the discretion of the supervisor and intern.

Responsibilities:
1.Assist with marketing the DonateLifeAZ Registry and Donor Network of Arizona’s Public Education programs to college campuses as well as the general public.
2.Assist with PR and event planning.
3.Assist with the writing of press releases and other materials delivered to media, as well as distribution of such items.
4.Work with Hispanic media if bilingual. Speaking Spanish not required, but a plus.
5.Assist with developing social media and marketing plans to promote upcoming events.
6.Assist in coordinating registry drives with local community groups and companies to increase the number of registered organ and tissue donors.
7.Work with media on college campuses and throughout Arizona to promote the DonateLifeAZ Registry in order to increase the number of registered donors.
8.Write for the company newsletters: The Connection, The MVD Connection and The Emergency Professional Connection.
9.Assist with working on DonateLifeAZ’s social media sites, Facebook, YouTube, Instagram and Twitter.
10. Log newspaper, TV, radio and social media coverage and file clippings.
11. Assist with event set-up and breakdown as needed.
12. Perform other duties and participate in special projects as assigned.
13. Demonstrates DNA Values: Passionate, Positive and Eager.

Contact: Katie Benton
Location: 201 W. Coolidge, Phoenix

 

Summer or Fall 2017- DUET: PARTNERS IN HEALTH & AGING- PAID
REQUIREMENTS
CLASS STANDING: Currently enrolled JR. +
HOURS: MINIMUM 10 HRS/WEEK
TYPE: STIPEND ($1200) (Must receive course credit)

Summer Intern (Seeking 1 Social Media)
Fall Interns (Seeking 1 Social Media and 1 Marketing/Communications)

Social Media Description -The Social Media Intern will work closely with the Communications Director and Executive Director to implement specific communications strategies. Responsibilities may include the following:

•Plan and execute social media strategy through research, messaging and audience identification (current platforms are Facebook, Twitter, and Linked In).
•Create editorial calendar
•Generate, edit, publish and share daily content (original text, images, video) that builds meaningful connections and encourages community to take action
•Optimize organization pages within each platform to increase the visibility of the organization’s social content
•Create social ad campaigns
•Capture and analyze the appropriate social data/metrics, insights and best practices for reporting and action

Marketing/Communications Description – The Marketing/Communications Intern will work closely with the Communications Director and Executive Director to implement specific communications strategies. Responsibilities may include the following:

•Assist with writing of articles for Duet print newsletter.
•Assist in planning, writing and managing monthly eNewsletter and targeted e-blasts using e-mail marketing.
•Maintain fresh content and photos for Duet’s website. Utilize search engine optimization and maintain brand identity standards.
•Create, layout, design, and update marketing materials and collateral for the agency, fundraising events, and services (InDesign experience helpful) inspiring the community to volunteer, donate, and ask for help.
•Evaluate effectiveness of current communications marketing tools (e-news, print newsletter, collateral, etc.)
•Collaborate with staff on new ideas, directions, and venues for marketing and communications.

Contact: Nichole Barnes
Location: 555 W. Glendale Ave., Phoenix

 

Summer or Fall 2017 – Visit Phoenix PR/Communications Internship – PAID
REQUIREMENTS
CLASS STANDING: OPEN (second-semester freshmen- graduate student; must receive course credit)
HOURS: MINIMUM 20-HRS/WEEK; Must have reliable transportation
TYPE: PAID ($10/hour)

WHO WE ARE:
Visit Phoenix (Greater Phoenix Convention & Visitors Bureau) is a non-for-profit Destination Marketing Organization (DMO) dedicated to helping the traveling public discover the amenities and attractions of Phoenix and its surrounding communities. Visit Phoenix provides information to travel professionals about available accommodations, transportation and sightseeing, and markets the destination to national and international audiences. Visit Phoenix works closely with the local hospitality community to promote and strengthen the tourism product of Phoenix, which is the sixth-largest city in the United States. More than 15 million people visit the Phoenix area annually, contributing $19 billion in direct spending to the regional economy. http://www.visitphoenix.com

OBJECTIVE:
The Communications/Media Relations Department produces Visit Phoenix’s editorial content for media, collateral, Internet, advertorials and speeches. This information is distributed in print and multimedia outlets for both leisure and meetings visitors. The Communications/Media Relations Department also manages domestic and international media relations to promote our destination to magazine, newspaper, television and radio travel journalists, as well as numerous industry Web sites. The purpose of our media/PR efforts is to encourage consumers to visit Greater Phoenix.

WHERE WE ARE:
Visit Phoenix’s offices are located on the sixth floor of One Arizona Center in downtown Phoenix, within walking distance of the Cronkite Building on ASU’s Downtown Campus.

WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT:
This internship is within Visit Phoenix’s Communications/Media Relations Department. You will work with a small staff of media relations professionals, taking responsibility for the following tasks:
•Responding to media queries via phone, e-mail and social-media mediums
•Assist in producing copy for press releases, editorial content and additional promotional materials including but not limited to proofing in-house publications, blogs, newsletters and web content as well as developing story pitches
•Compiling and distributing press kits
•Maintaining media lists including contacts and bios
•Media monitoring including but not limited to tracking articles/media mentions and analytics
•Assist in coordinating itineraries for press tours
•Assist travel/trade media on individual and group press tours
•Contributing creative ideas and progress updates during departmental meetings
•Blog opportunities
•Networking opportunities with industry professionals and media

General Qualifications:
•Work minimum hours per week
•Related work/intern experience preferred
•Knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word and Excel) incl. Outlook. Plus PR Modules (Cision/Vocus)
•Knowledge of destination a plus
•Excellent oral and written communications skills/AP style preferred
•Knowledge of writing press releases and generating story pitches
•Ability to think independently and creatively

CONTACT: Doug MacKenzie
400 E. Van Buren, Phoenix

 

Summer 2017 Evolve PR and Marketing
REQUIREMENTS
CLASS STANDING: OPEN (second semester freshman- graduate student)
HOURS: MINIMUM 12 HRS/WEEK
TYPE: Unpaid (Must receive course credit)

Intern is responsible for helping with media clippings, pulling TV segments, posting calendar listings and any projects assigned from an employee to help with a client. Depending on level of experience, the intern will help with writing pitches, press releases as well as post to the company Facebook page when coverage is published. If the intern desires to attend TV segments outside of normal work hours for experience, that is something we can set up on a case by case basis. We may have you help us create and manage media lists as well as do research for particular story angles we are working on. The clients we work with range from restaurants to experts to events. We have a lot of fun in the office and work hard to help create branding and awareness.

Contact: Liz Lastra
Location: 4419 N. Scottsdale Rd. #218, Scottsdale

 

Summer or Fall 2017- Banner Health PR and Social media internship
REQUIREMENTS
CLASS STANDING: Currently enrolled Juniors+
HOURS: MINIMUM 10 HRS/Week
TYPE: UNPAID (Must register for internship credit)

Headquartered in Arizona, Banner Health is one of the largest nonprofit health care systems in the country. The system owns and operates 28 acute-care hospitals, Banner Health Network, Banner – University Medicine, academic and employed physician groups, long-term care centers, outpatient surgery centers and an array of other services; including Banner Urgent Care, family clinics, home care and hospice services, pharmacies and a nursing registry. Banner Health is in six states: Arizona, California, Colorado, Nebraska, Nevada and Wyoming. For more information, visit http://www.BannerHealth.com.

Banner Health’s Customer Brand Experience team (aka Public Relations and Marketing) is seeking two interns for the 2017 Spring Semester. These roles provide valuable, hands on experience in content marketing and social media. In addition to the projects and responsibilities listed below, the intern(s) will have opportunities to shadow team members in meetings and other projects.

Content Writing & Development
•Fill in gaps in our editorial calendar by searching through existing content and identifying for a reassignment. Refresh this old content for a current post.
•Google Suggest / keyword searching to optimize content
•Assistance with editorial calendar posts and deadlines
•Write new content as assigned
•Partner with BannerHealth.com authors to create new content
•Develop/maintain facility and service line fact sheets

Skills required:
oWriting abilities – following directions on voice, personality and style
oOrganizational abilities

Social Media
•Twitter – For our four primary twitter accounts we need someone gain an understanding of our goals for twitter and provide daily maintenance. This will include audience hygiene with following and unfollowing, retweeting, notifying team members of posts needing response, posting to Twitter in SocialStudio and following trending topics to be posted.
•Pinterest – Help to create more engaged accounts. Finding relevant content to repin from other accounts, follow pinners and boards, pin our own original content.
•Curate external content for Facebook and Twitter.
•Social Listening in SocialStudio for reputation management.

Skills required:
oSocial Media writing abilities – following directions on voice, personality and style
oKnowledge and experience with major social media channels
oOrganizational abilities

Contact: Stacy Mowery
Director, Content & Social Media Strategy
Location: 2901 N. Central #160, Phoenix

 

Summer or Fall 2017 – Crosby-Wright PR- PAID
REQUIREMENTS
CLASS STANDING: OPEN (second semester freshman- graduate student)
HOURS: MINIMUM 10 HRS/Week
TYPE: PAID ($11/HR; Must register for internship credit)

Press Clips: Crosby|Wright must secure, monitor and record press placements on behalf of our clients. When a client has been featured in the media, interns are responsible for clipping and organizing that media placement from press, broadcast, digital or online outlets. Interns must locate the press clip then organize it in a Word document that is both professional and consistent with other clippings of the past. Each clip should contain the name of the publication, date of when document was released, name and picture of author and URL (if applicable). These should then be saved as both a Word document and a PDF in the corresponding folder. After each press clipping, Interns must record the secured placement in both the client’s PR tracker and Crosby|Wright’s PR tracker. Interns must then draft an email to be sent to the client with the attached PDF. These emails should include all of the current press clippings and give a short, detailed summary of the article with how it relates to the client. The circulation (or Unique Monthly Visitors) and the PR value of each clip must be included. These clips, tracker inputs, and emails should all be very professional and consistent with other Crosby|Wright messages as these will be sent directly to the client. Press clips should take priority over many other intern duties and should completed soon after they have been received.

Contact: Jade Hataway
Location: 5907 N. Rocking Road, Scottsdale

 

Internship/fellowship/residency opportunities at BuzzFeed

Design Intern– New York

Photo Intern– Los Angeles

Video Production Intern– Los Angeles

Video Fellow– Los Angeles

Video Fellow– Nifty in N.Y.

Video Fellow– N.Y.

Video Fellow– Tasty in N.Y.

Video Intern– Nifty in L.A.

Video Intern– Tasty in L.A.

Video Resident– Nifty in L.A. and N.Y.

Fox News Channel Opportunities
REPORTER TRAINING PROGRAM
The Fox News Channel & Fox TV Stations Multimedia Reporters Training Program is an experience like no other in the industry. Multimedia Reporters are placed across the country to shoot, report, edit, produce and create their own high-end, multi-platform content for FNC, FBN, and Fox TV Stations. Click here to learn more about the program

APPLY HERE Fox News/Fox TV Stations Multimedia Reporters Training Program. Apply by September 15.

INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES
Gain real world experience from some of the most talented people in media. The Fox News College Associate Program is a paid internship for motivated college students who are passionate about the news industry. Click here to learn more about the program

APPLY HERE by March 31 for the Summer College Associate Program

Fall 2017- HIGLEY UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT – PAID
REQUIREMENTS
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

Contact:       michelle.reese@husd.org
Location:      2935 S. Recker Road, Gilbert, 85295

 

Fall 2017- FINGERPAINT – PAID
REQUIREMENTS
CLASS STANDING: OPEN (second semester freshmen to graduate students)
HOURS: MINIMUM 10 HRS/WEEK
TYPE: PAID ($10/HR; Must receive course credit)

•Learn how film studios across the country outsource publicity and promotion necessities to regional marketing agencies
•Learn the basics of marketing different genres of film, including event and advance screening coordination
•Learn how to strategize and think outside the box
•Make professional connections in-office, with clients and partners
•Learn about effective market research

Contact: Johanna Dupuy
Location: 6900 E. Camelback Rd. Suite 360, Scottsdale

Fall 2017- Arizona Health-e Connection PR and Social Media Internship  – PAID
REQUIREMENTS
CLASS STANDING: Currently enrolled JR.+
HOURS: MINIMUM 20 HRS/Week
TYPE: PAID ($15/HR; Must register for internship credit)

The Public Relations/Social Media Intern will be responsible for providing marketing and communications support for multiple health information technology (health IT) initiatives of Arizona Health-e Connection (AzHeC), as assigned. This position is based in Phoenix, Arizona.
Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
•Assists in gathering and assimilating industry related information for monthly e-newsletters to stakeholders.
•Supports staff in the writing and production of e-newsletters, articles, and other related collateral, including assisting with online email marketing and communications tools such as Constant Contact.
•Assists with planning and execution of events, such as presentations, community forums and conferences, including assisting in event coordination as necessary.
•Supports the management and monitoring of several company managed websites.
•Assists in monitoring and reporting on the reach and effectiveness of online and other communications.
•Helps create new content and monitor social media campaigns.
•Performs other related duties as assigned.

Qualifications
To perform the job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education/Experience
Prior experience with preparation of written materials, including but not limited to press releases, brochures, newsletters, presentations, etc. strongly preferred.

Skills
•Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office applications, specifically Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook
•Working knowledge of Adobe Photoshop, database management and email marketing software preferred
•Experience with website development and maintenance
•Excellent writing and editing skills; ability to adapt writing style for difference audiences
•Ability to plan, organize, manage and prioritize multiple tasks and projects efficiently and effectively
Arizona Health-e Connection (Continued)

•Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and consistently meet strict deadlines
•Thorough and diligent fact-finder, Internet researcher and proofreader/editor

Work Environment
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. This includes availability to work non-regular hours as necessary, ability to periodically drive to and from clients, conference and event, and limited travel. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Physical Demands
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. An employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 20 pounds. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and ability to adjust focus. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, walk, sit, use hands and talk or hear.

Company Overview
Arizona Health-e Connection is a non-profit, public-private partnership that drives the adoption of health information technology (HIT) and advances the secure and private sharing of electronic health information exchange (HIE). Through statewide education, coordination and collaboration, AzHeC promotes the innovative use of HIT and HIE to achieve the Triple Aim of better care, better outcomes and lower costs.

AzHeC operates The Network, Arizona’s statewide HIE that enables improvements in care coordination and quality by electronically linking health care organizations through a single connection, filling gaps in patient information across the state. The Network serves as a community data trustee and a network of networks that allows participants to save time and resources and create a more comprehensive patient record, providing the right information at the right time and place. Learn more at www.azhec.org.

Contact: Tom Reavis
Location: 3877 N. 7th St., Suite 130, Phoenix

 

SCHOLARSHIPS AND FELLOWSHIPS

Arizona Press Club
Arizona Press Club scholarship application deadline is March 31. Scholarships for college students (including grad students) range from $500 to $1,000. All you need to do is describe your career plans in a 1-page cover letter, attach or link to three published clips, and send it all in an email to theazpressclub@gmail.com by March 31.

Active Voice Fellowship
Based on research showing that teenage girls absorb the vast brunt of censorship in America’s high schools, the Student Press Law Center started an innovative fellowship program this academic year, Active Voice, that serves as a “civic incubator” for student-designed projects to amplify the voices of teen girls.

The fellowship provides a $6,000 stipend plus training and mentorship opportunities, including a couple of pretty nice trips, for college undergraduates who are interested in developing “press freedom service projects” that benefit high-school students. It could be anything — making a film, recording a podcast, building an app — whatever moves the ball forward in publicizing and overcoming the barriers that prevent all teens, most especially girls, from making their voices heard on the issues they care about. This is a remote position that students do on their own campuses part-time around their classwork. There is more background about the program here: www.theactivevoice.org.

We are seeking applicants for the incoming 2017-18 fellowship class until March 31. Our ideal candidate is an undergraduate journalism student who combines First Amendment zeal with an interest in mentoring teen girls. We are especially interested in recruiting a racially and ethnically diverse pool of fellows, as that can be helpful in their outreach to underserved communities.

Alliance For Women in Media Scholarships

This organization has four scholarships.

Recognizing and supporting future generations of women in media is as important as recognizing current achievements. The Alliance for Women in Media Foundation gives students starting their careers nearly $20,000 in scholarships annually.

We are proud to provide deserving young women the opportunity to complete their education and meet their full potential.

Our scholarship program would not be possible without the help of our partners, to whom we owe a debt of gratitude.

All scholarship materials must be submitted by May 5, 2017.

 

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 April 4.

 

Scholarships offered by AAJA
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.

NABJ Acel Moore Community Reporting Scholarship
From the age of 22, Acel Moore had a powerful desire to make a contribution to the world, and decided that journalism would be the best way to reach his goal. In 1962, he took a job as a clerk at The Philadelphia Inquirer, and six years later became a reporter assigned to cover the police beat. He worked his way through the ranks, ultimately becoming a columnist, a member and associate editor of the Editorial Board, and the newspaper’s Associate Editor Emeritus, a title he held until his death.

Along the way, Acel won a Pulitzer Prize with colleague Wendell L. Rawls Jr. for an investigation of harsh conditions at the Farview (PA) State Hospital. Their stories exposed the brutal treatment of mentally disturbed prisoners and led to reforms.

Acel is most remembered for his ability to connect to everyday people and his love for telling their stories, which had been largely ignored by the mainstream press. Through them, he captured the universality of the human experience.

The Acel Moore Scholarship for Community Journalism aims to continue Acel’s work as well as honor him as a journalist and a human being. The winners of the scholarship should reflect the qualities that set him apart: a deep regard for “regular folk” and the courage to speak truth to power through their stories. Apply by April 14.

The Associate of LGBTQ Scholarships
Kay Longscope Scholarship
The scholarship award for 2016-2017 academic year will provide up to $3,000 tuition assistance to an LGBT student of color who plans a career in journalism and is committed to furthering NLGJA’s mission of fair and accurate coverage of the LGBT community.
Apply by May 31.

Leroy Aarons Scholarship
The scholarship award for the 2016-2017 academic year will provide up to $5,000 in tuition funding to an LGBT student who plans a career in journalism and is committed to furthering NLGJA’s mission of fair and accurate coverage of the LGBT community.

Apply by May 31.

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
journalist.

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

Cronkite School- High School Media Innovation Camp Counselor
There’s a $900 stipend plus room and board. HSMIC runs from June 18-30, 2017. Deadline to apply is April 1.

To see full job description and to apply:
1. https://students.asu.edu/employment/search
2. Click ‘search on-campus jobs’
3. Search for Requisition ID 30717BR

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