Opportunities 6.8.17


Short-form Narrative Writing Class in fall 2017
The Short-form Narrative class, taught by a New York Times reporter, will be offered at a new time this fall. This is a class that’s highly recommended, especially if you want to develop your own writing voice. It’s offered at both the undergraduate and graduate level. The focus is on writing short – and writing well. You’ll practice narrative techniques, such as point of view, character, scene, dialogue, action and theme. Best of all, the class is taught by a master of narrative non-fiction, Fernanda Santos, chief of the Phoenix Bureau of The New York Times and author of a book about the Hot Shots firefighting crew. This is just the second semester we’ve offered the course; don’t miss this opportunity to take advantage of it!

JMC 494/MCO 598 Short-form Narrative
M/W 9:30-11:20 a.m.
Prerequisite: JMC 301, JMC 302, JMC 315 or MCO 502

Upcoming Conferences
Here is a list of upcoming conferences where you can attend interesting industry-related sessions, network with professionals and perhaps even participate in a career fair with your resume. All of these conferences have a registration fee, but student fees are fairly affordable.

International Association of Business Communicators (IABC)
Location: Washington, D.C.
June 11-14

Investigative Reporters and Editors (IRE)
Location: Phoenix
June 22-25

Associated Press Sports Editors (APSE)
Location: New Orleans
June 26-29

Asian American Journalists Association (AAJA)
Location: Philadelphia
July 26-29

National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ)
Location: New Orleans
August 9-13

Location: Anaheim
September 7-9

National Lesbian Gay Journalists Association (NLGJA)
Location: Philadelphia
September 7-10

Online News Association (ONA)
Location: Washington, D.C.
October 5-7

Public Relations Society of America (PRSA)
Location: Boston
October 8-10


Career Workshops and Webinars for International Students
ASU Career and Professional Development Services will offer some specialized workshops and webinars geared toward international students.

Networking Fundamentals
Wednesday June 21
12:30 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Memorial Union 302
Tempe Campus

Wednesday June 21
5:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Memorial Union 302
Tempe Campus

Discussing Work Authorization with Employers
Wednesday July 5
12:30 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Memorial Union 302
Tempe Campus

Wednesday July 5
5:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Memorial Union 302
Tempe Campus

Internship and Job Success
Wednesday July 19
12:30 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Memorial Union 302
Tempe Campus

Wednesday July 19
5:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Memorial Union 302
Tempe Campus


Summer 2017- Sprouts Farmers Market Communications Internship- PAID
Sprouts Farmers Market is seeking an Internal Communications Intern to support a variety of writing, research and organizational functions on the Communications team (part of the Marketing organization).

This is an opportunity to contribute in a thriving corporate atmosphere and gain valuable hands-on experience writing for a publicly-traded company. At Sprouts, we trust our interns to facilitate tasks and projects with the utmost responsibility, diligence and enthusiasm. The ideal candidate will be able to work independently with direction, as well as take initiative and suggest new ideas as appropriate.

Candidates for this position should have excellent written and verbal communication skills as well as an interest in and understanding of how structured, professional communications adds value to a growing company. The work schedule is full-time, Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.


Summer 2017 – Mcfarlane Toys Multimedia Marketing/Graphics Design Internship- PAID
McFarlane Toys is seeking an energetic, creative part-time summer intern who has an interest in working in a dynamic and fast-paced marketing department for a premier action figure company located in Tempe, AZ.

Responsibilities include:

Assisting with adding website content onto McFarlane.com (CMS) which includes but is not limited to: products, news stories and blog posts.

Assist with editing, close cutting and formatting images for website, sales, and marketing materials.

Assist with photography/video shooting, editing, storyboarding, posing action figures, building construction sets and set building.

Organize digital files, folders and projects.

Research media outlets and digital influencers.

Participate in weekly marketing meetings to discuss: active project status, new marketing ideas, photography/video needs and deadlines, resource assignments, event planning, marketing needs and next steps, etc.

Desired Skills and Qualifications:
A journalism, marketing, communications, public relations, graphic design, or related field college student.
Able to navigate a PC and Mac platform.
Experience working with Adobe Photoshop/Premiere, Microsoft Word & Excel.
Experience working with Adobe InDesign a plus.
Experience working with digital images, copy and layout.
Familiarity with WordPress CMS (preferred, not required).
Excellent file management skills.
Ability to multitask and work across multiple company divisions.
Dependable and mature person with strong organizational skills.

Benefits of internship include:

First hand exposure to various roles within a leading toy manufacturing company and comic book publishing department.

This is a paid internship.

The opportunity to develop web, marketing, video, photo, storytelling and technical skills.

The opportunity to apply scholastic, creative and organizational skills in a working environment and learn marketable skills for the transition from college life to a professional career.

McFarlane Toys requires a minimum of 10 hours per week per semester or summer term. A set schedule would be ideal, but can be flexible.

Please contact marketing@mcfarlane.com with your cover letter, resume and online portfolio if interested.


Summer 2017 Internship- In the Green Room With Quita and Kinga
The In the Green Room internship offers an exciting, hands-on opportunity for you to gain practical, fun and lifelong experiences. Interns at In the Green Room play a vital role in our daily operations.

The motto of our show is “Saving the Planet One Show at a Time.”
The goal of our show is absolutely to help save the planet but that includes so much more than just being green… it’s about our environment, the people, Mother Nature, it’s about making the world a better place.  So we all play a part… whether you’re healing with music, gardening, mentoring children, recycling, every little bit counts.

Our weekly podcast airs Tuesdays at 6pm on a network with more than 7 million listeners. The shows are also live on Facebook.

We are looking for students who are fun, creative, good researchers, excellent writers, proficient in social media and it doesn’t hurt to have some type of passion toward leaving our environment in a better place than we found it.

Summer Internship job description:

•Must be able to work at least 15 hours per week (Some of this work can be done from home)
•Must be available every Tuesday from 5pm to 7pm to shoot a Facebook live for the In the Green Room podcast
•Must be able to shoot and edit content for In the Green Room on all digital platforms, including YouTube, Instagram and Facebook
•Must be familiar with Final Cut Pro and other editing software

Quita Jackson


Summer 2017- ZOG Digital- Paid
Title: Paid Media Intern
Start Date: Immediately
Job Description:
Daily activities include reporting, research, and assisting our Paid Social campaigns. Previous experience with Excel, Word, and PowerPoint are required. Strong communication skills, ability to learn quickly under supervision, and a drive for success are a must. An ideal candidate will be in their last semester of college, but not absolutely needed. Exact schedules are flexible, but expect a minimum commitment of 15 hours per week. Please send resumes to careers@zogdigital.com

Summer 2017 CEA Study Abroad Internships- Phoenix
A Phoenix-based company that focuses on study abroad programs has internship openings. Just click the title to learn more.

Communications Coordinator
This internship is a paid, part-time, two-month long learning opportunity in the marketing department of an international education organization. The Communications Coordinator Intern will assist with the various needs of CEA’s marketing department by providing project and social media/content support. This may include: managing CEA’s social media community, tracking and reporting digital communication efforts, assisting with content marketing and MOJO (Mobile Journalist) program administration, and creating and deploying email and SMS. In addition, this intern will support overall marketing campaigns, sales and lead initiatives, targeted brand awareness and campaigns.

Copywriter Intern
The Copywriter Intern’s primary responsibilities include the writing, revising, and editing of marketing and sales communications for a dynamic creative team with two primary customer audiences: Our Student Relations audience (B2C) and our University Relations audience (B2B). A 3-month program, this paid internship consists of 20 hours of weekly work on digital and print projects.

Graphic Design Intern
The Graphic Design Intern’s primary responsibilities include concept development, design, and production of e-communications, print, and digital collateral for a dynamic creative team. A 3-month program, this paid internship consists of 20 hours of weekly work on print and digital/web projects.


Summer 2017 – Internship for the Smart Shopper Show with Daphne Munro
The Smart Shopper Show Internship Program offers an exciting opportunity for you to gain practical experience.

The Smart Shopper Show is all about showing our community ways to save money and make their lives simpler.
We are a driver of Smart Shopping content and we deliver it on social media and digital platforms. We also have a weekly podcast show on a network with more than 7 million listeners. It’s also hosted live on Facebook.

Summer Internship job description:

•Must be able to work 12 hours per week
•Must be available every Thursday from 5pm to 7pm to shoot a Facebook live for the Smart Shopper podcast show
•Must be able to shoot and edit content for the Smart Shopper Show on all digital platforms, including YouTube and Facebook
•Must be familiar with Final Cut Pro and other editing software
•Must be able to write relevant content for Smart Shoppers on all social media platforms and on The Smart Shopper Show blog

Contact: Daphne


Summer or Fall 2017 Communications Internship- Arizona Dental Association- PAID
Intern will be asked to perform two activities per month:

1.Interview, photograph, and write a 1,000-2,000-word feature on two of our member dentists for publication in the Arizona Dental Association’s (AzDA) monthly journal, Inscriptions (http://inscriptions.azda.org/2017apr/). Note, AzDA represents member dentists all over Arizona; however student journalists will only interview member dentists living in the Phoenix Metro area.

2.Proofreading articles set for publication as they come in for grammar and spelling mistakes. We are specifically looking for proofreading rather than copy editing. Major structural changes to the articles are not required. A monthly publication is comprised of 10-15 articles, which amounts to 20-25 pages of content in a 44 to 48-page publi­ cation, need proofreading attention. The other pages in the publication are ads or in­ ternal ads.

Notes about the position:
-Communication will be done via email, phone, or online conference call.
-Work can be done remotely. Files can be transferred via Dropbox or similar service.
-Students may elect to formulate follow up questions during the interview, but the majority of questions they’ll ask will be provided.

Ideal candidate will:
-Have experience interviewing subjects.
-Have a working knowledge of photography, lighting, and composition. Journalists
will be asked to take photographs of their subjects using a higher-end DsLR or smart­ phone camera.
-Be professional, reliable, friendly, accommodating, and punctual. Student journalists will represent AzDA in the field, so it’s vital they uphold a respect for AzDA’s member dentists and their profession.

Contact: Jeremy Tuber, manager of communications.


Fall 2017 Sports Photo Editor Internship- Sportsprss.com
Strong oral and written communication skills. Analytical and organized. Ability to handle and prioritize simultaneous projects and meet deadlines. Self-motivated and resourceful, with the ability to work with minimal supervision and exercise independent judgment. Proficient in the use of photo editing software like photo mechanic and or light room. will be editing 30 to 60 photos during and or after various college football games can be done mostly remotely we can talk about credential access.

Contact Brian Cramer



IRE Conference in Phoenix Seeks Bloggers
IRE is looking for student bloggers for their annual conference, which is in Phoenix this year (June 22-25). There will be nearly 2,000 journalists there from throughout the country so it’s a great networking opportunity, plus there are lots of great panels. Check out the IRE schedule If you blog, you get to attend the sessions.

IRE typically has students write a blog or two (our web editor will poll interested students on topics of interest and assign based on their feedback). The students can then attend the remaining conference of the day they blog at no charge. Days we have availability are Thursday, Friday and Saturday. You may email our web editor, Sarah Hutchins if you are interested.

Bonneville Phoenix- PT Web Content Editor
To update, gather, and create news content for KTAR.com and Arizonasports.com. Ensure that all news and sports content on the websites is fresh and represents the high standards of the Company. Work closely and alongside the Newsroom and other departments to achieve this goal. This job involves reporting on general news stories, sports stories and then writing articles and blogs for the websites.

Manage daily content, information, news and features for stations’ web sites. Produce graphics/images, web pages, stories, audio/video, etc. to accomplish this function.
Responsible for making sure that web site is continually fresh from both a content as well as a graphical perspective. Ensure that the KTAR overall image of quality and leadership is carried over to the web site.

Apply today.


PAC-12 Network Production- PAID
The Pac-12 Network is looking for students who are interested in working in various production positions throughout the fall 2017 and spring 2018 seasons. Sports include: football, soccer, volleyball, men’s/women’s basketball, baseball, softball, gymnastics. Positions include: runner, production assistant, stats, talent stats, spotter.

If you are interested in getting into the student production crew pool for the Pac-12 Network please do the following:

(1) By July 30, send to cronkitecareerservices@asu.edu an EMAIL listing your audio/video production experience.

(2) In that same EMAIL, list all of the sports that you are deeply familiar with where you know the rules and terminology. This could be through your experience as a player, coach, official, spectator, fan.

(3) Provide your name, EMAIL address, cell phone #, year in school

(4) Use the subject line: Pac-12 Network Crew 2017-18

(5) If you worked in the Pac-12 Network pool in a previous semester, you must still submit this information by July 30.

Please note: You should only sign up for the pool if you can keep your commitment to work any game you are assigned.


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