Opportunities 6.27.17


SPJ Valley of the Sun Chapter- “Fake News: Why We Click it, How to Stop”
You’re invited to join the Valley of the Sun chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists as it has asked a panel of local journalists to discuss “Fake News: Why We Click It, How to Stop,” 6 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 18, at the Phoenix Burton Barr Central Library, 1221 N. Central Ave. Free admission and free parking. Please invite colleagues and members of the public whom you know care about this issue.

KJZZ’s Lauren Gilger
Arizona Republic’s Mary Jo Pitzl
The Cronkite School’s Jessica Pucci
ABC 15’s Allison Rodriguez

Click the links for more information or email.   Call 602-908-6991.

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.

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

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 or fall 2017- ASU Graduate College Communications Intern
The ASU Graduate College works collaboratively across all colleges to promote and support the integrity, quality, and vitality of ASU graduate programs including master’s degrees, professional degrees and doctoral degrees. Our goal is to ensure university-wide standards of academic excellence, access, and equity in graduate programs and to enhance the impact of ASU’s graduate students and graduate education within the state, national, and global arenas. Central to this vision is the enhancement of the diversity of ASU’s graduate population as well as the development of innovative transdisciplinary graduate programs across the university.

The Graduate College is looking for a communications intern for the Summer 2017 semester.
You will be exposed to a comprehensive array of marketing communications projects and strategies. You will gain work experience in a variety of functions, such as media and public relations, content strategy, social media marketing. You will have the opportunity to crate a portfolio of published work.

What you’ll be doing:
•Write content, such as press releases, announcements, web copy and social media posts.
•Write articles by researching assigned topics and interviewing people of interest.
•Proofread and edit internal and external communications.
•Research media and develop lists of reporters for different storylines.
•Distribute or place stories in publications.
•Attend meetings with Communications Specialist.
•Finish tasks within given timeframe.
•Various other tasks, as assigned.

•Currently attending college, has achieved junior or senior status.
•Possesses excellent writing and editing skills.
•Possesses excellent time management skills.
•MS Office proficiency.
•Ability to be creative and analytical.
•Exhibits personal qualities, such as open-mindedness, enthusiasm, curiosity, adaptability, and critical thinking.
•Demonstrates interest in social media and how media and communication strategies can continuously engage a community and advance a brand.

To apply:
Actual work schedule will be determined after your appointment. To apply submit your resume, two writing samples, and contact information to ltodorov@asu.edu.


Summer or fall 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


Fall 2017- Terros Health- Marketing and Event Plaqnning
The intern will work with Yvonne Fortier, VP of Diversity, on the annual Cesar Chavez Conference, which is held the end of March each year. The intern would help with communications, marketing, event preparation, securing sponsorships—a lot of different things that go into putting on a large conference. We attract 500+ to this event annually. Compensation: a small stipend

Intern would need to be able to start July/August, and assist on a part-time basis through the event at the end of March 2018.

Contact: Andrea Smiley


Fall 2017- Buzzly Media Communications Internship
Buzzly Media is seeking a communications intern to help us keep up with content creation for clients and our own social media channels. You would also be dipping in public relations roles such as compiling media lists, writing press releases and covering events. As our intern you would receive different assignments each week that can usually be completed remotely. We estimate about 15 hours of work a week, depending on how efficient you are! We will happily mentor you and teach you everything we’ve learned from starting our own agency. To apply, please submit your resume and a few sentences about why you think you would be a good fit to info@buzzlymedia.com.

We look forward to hearing from you!


Fall 2017 Green Living Magazine
CLASS STANDING: OPEN (second semester freshman-graduate student)

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

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

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


Fall 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.

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


Fall 2017 – TIMES MEDIA
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.

Contact: Ralph Zubiate or Niki D’Andrea


Fall 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.

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



Investigative Reporting Workshop in Canada- Banff
Check out this five-day intensive workshop on investigative reporting in beautiful Banff, Canada. Tuition is well over $1000, but there are full scholarships available for qualified student journalists, so this entire workshop is free (including lodging, food, and even gym access!)/ Learn the details.

The conference runs October 16-21. Deadline to apply for scholarship is July 26.

TIME- Asia Fellow
TIME Asia is now accepting applications for its Fall 2017 fellowship program, which will run from Sept. 4 to Feb. 23 (with a three month probation period). The application deadline is June 30.

Location: Hong Kong

Work Schedule: Full Time

Fellows will immediately become part of the team, pitching and writing daily news stories for TIME.com and helping to run our social media accounts. There are also opportunities to report and write longer features for the website and magazine.

1. Internship experience and/or bylined clips from a major English-language news organization
2. Demonstrated interest in Asia and/or fluency in an Asian language
3. Familiarity with U.S. and international current affairs and popular culture.
4. Detailed appreciation of social media as a news reporting and dissemination tool.

How To Apply:
Interested candidates should send a cover letter, resume and up to 5 clips to internprogram@timeasia.com by no later than June 30, 2016.


Strategic Communications Fellow- Washington, D.C.
The McCain Institute for International Leadership, part of Arizona State University, seeks a full-time strategic communications fellow based in Washington. Working closely with the director of communications, events manager and communications associate, the strategic communications fellow will assist with media relations and promoting the work of the Institute. This position reports directly to the director of communications.

Applicants must have graduated from the Hugh Downs School of Human Communication, the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication or the Barrett Honors College at Arizona State University.
Applicants must have experience using video editing software.
Applicants must be willing to live in or re-locate to Washington. (Moving expenses are not covered.)
Applicants must send writing sample, video sample, or graphic design piece.

Minimum Qualifications: Recent graduate (Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree) of either Hugh Downs’ School of Human Communications, Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communications or the Barrett Honors College at Arizona State University.
Interested applicants can apply on the ASU website by searching 32708BR. This position will close on July 10 at 3:00pm.

Read the full job description and apply today.


Radio Television Digital News Foundation (RTDNF)
This year’s final deadline to apply for RTDNF scholarships and fellowships is June 30, 2017. College journalism students and young professional journalists are urged to apply now, to ensure consideration for the coming year.

Several prestigious scholarships are offered for students pursuing careers in digital or broadcast media, including the $10,000 Ed Bradley Scholarship for undergraduates, in honor of the pioneering journalist and CBS News and 60 Minutes correspondent. Fellowships for aspiring journalists in the first 10 years of their careers are available for national security and health beat reporters, as well as to minority journalists.

New this year is the Lee Thornton Scholarship, named for the pioneering CBS and NPR correspondent. The winner will receive a $2000 award, along with an invitation to the Excellence in Journalism conference. Scholarship winners will also be invited to attend the RTDNF First Amendment Awards Dinner in Washington.

These awards are supported by endowments from a number of RTDNF’s good friends and supporters. They believe the future of electronic journalism is best assured through the strong training and education of those beginning their careers in our business. If you’re a student or young professional, or know someone who is, take a little time to check out these programs and apply. It’s easy to apply using our online application portal. Be sure to read our frequently asked questions, our tips for each section of the application, and review the application checklist. To help students prepare to apply, look at examples of the work being done by our most recent scholarship recipients.

To learn more, visit our scholarships and fellowships page to find complete details. You’ll find scholarships for California students, Texas students, sports reporting students, minority students and others. And you’ll meet some of our winners and hear what receiving an RTDNF scholarship means to them. Scholarship and fellowship winners will be announced in December.



USA and World Hip Hop Dance Championship Volunteers
The USA and World Hip Hop Dance Championships will be held in Phoenix in August. Volunteers are needed to run the media booth at the event from Aug. 4-12 at the Arizona Grand Resort near Baseline Rd. and The I-10 (near the Mills Mall).

Reporters from throughout the U.S. and even international media will attend the event. It would be great experience for a student who has the time to help out.

Interested? Contact Jessica Gonzalez


State Press Investigative Desk
The State Press is starting a new investigative desk in the fall 2017 semester so if you’re interested in this type of reporting, please go to the application link. Questions? contact Reilly Kneedler at  investigative.statepress@gmail.com.


Sports Talk Radio Board Op and On-Air possibilities- 1580 The Fanatic
This new sports talk radio station in Phoenix seeks a PT board op who might get an opportunity to be on air. Interested?
Contact Mike Bauer

Station address is 8145 E. Evans Road, Suite 8 in Scottsdale


Research Assistance- PAID
Journalism professor at the Cronkite School seeks two students who can assist with a research project for three months (20 hours /week). Your main job will be to read and analyze content of hackers’posting data.

If you are interested in online community research and in earning some bucks from the research experience, please apply for the position.

-Click ‘search on-campus jobs’
-Search for Requisition ID 33111BR

Phoenix New Times- Freelance Food Blogger
Phoenix New Times is looking for food bloggers to contribute regular content (breaking news, events, photo-heavy posts) to our award-winning food blog, phxfood.com

We pay per the post. For details contact our food editor: felicia.campbell@newtimes.com

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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