Opportunities 3.1.17

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Final Four Volunteer Opportunity
The Westwood One Radio group seeks volunteers for radio row March 30-31 in downtown Phoenix. See the full listing in the Part-time jobs/volunteer section of the blog.

Full Court Press
“Full Court Press,” the annual United States Basketball Writers Association sports writing seminar and scholarship competition, will take place on Friday, March 31 in the football press box at University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Arizona.The session will take place from 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m., and will be followed by the presentation of the Oscar Robertson Trophy to the USBWA Player of the Year.

The 17th anniversary event provides opportunities for students interested in a career in sports journalism to cover events on the day before the national semifinals, including practices, press conferences and the Reese’s College All Star Game.

Students may enter a writing competition for a $1,000 scholarship in honor of the late Larry Donald, the only two-time USBWA president and the founder and long-time publisher and editor of Basketball Times.

The seminar is being organized by the Sports Capital Journalism Program at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis and will be moderated by its director, past USBWA president and Hall of Fame member Malcolm Moran.

There is limited space available, so early registration is strongly encouraged. Applications will be accepted in the order they are received.

TO REGISTER: Students should send an email to Sports Capital Journalism Program graduate assistant Mark Alewine markalewine001@gmail.com

The subject line should read: FULL COURT PRESS 2017.

Please provide your name, university, email address and cell phone number.

Additional information, including instructions for picking up Friday credentials, will be sent after the registration process is complete.

At the center of the seminar is a panel discussion including:
•Ed Graney of the Las Vegas Review-Journal, USBWA president.
•Jim O’Connell of the Associated Press, past USBWA president and a member of its Hall of Fame.
•Bill Hill, Assistant Managing Editor, MLB.com

The discussion will include topics such as the influence of social media, the state of the job market, navigational skills in a 24/7 digital era and survival tactics to deal with increasingly difficult deadlines.

Please note: Registration will continue until all places are taken, and will close on Monday, March 13.

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.

 

Fall 2017 Professional Program Application
The deadline to apply for a fall 2017 Cronkite Professional Program is March 15. Apply today.

 

Journalism in Color: Reporting on issues as a minority journalist
Join the ASU chapters of National Association of Black Journalists, National Association of Hispanic Journalists, and Asian American Journalists Association as they host a panel discussion called “Journalism in Color”. The conversation will center around how minority journalists cover stories relating to social justice issues such as race, immigration, and police brutality under the Trump administration. Panelists will include Warren Trent of 3TV, Charly Edsitty of 12 News, Heidi Renpenning of Univision, and Abe Kwok of the Arizona Republic.

Venita Hawthrone-Jones, Director of Cronkite News-Phoenix Bureau, will moderate the conversation.

‘Journalism in Color’ will be held on Wednesday, March 22 at 7:30pm in the First Amendment Forum.

 

INTERNSHIPS

Summer 2017- Buzzfeed Investigations Paid Internship- New York
BuzzFeed News is seeking a full-time intern to work on our award-winning investigations team. We are looking for someone who cares deeply about investigative work and appreciates the high stakes it often entails.

Requirements
-Supremely detail-oriented, trustworthy, and self-motivated
-Skilled in a wide range of reporting techniques, from interviews to databases to public records and beyond
-Eager to assist on other people’s projects, in whatever way is required. Depending on how things go, there may also be an opportunity to pursue your own investigative stories, as other interns have done.
-This is a full-time, paid internship based in New York, for the summer 2017.

What BuzzFeed expects from you:
Internships are open to currently-enrolled rising juniors, seniors, and graduate students at accredited colleges and universities.
A commitment to stay in the program for its entire duration.
A sense of humor, a can-do attitude, and a true passion for what BuzzFeed is building.
To apply before our deadline: Friday, March 3rd (like the whoooole day, so if it’s 11:59pm ET and you click submit, you’re still good!)

To Apply
Candidates should submit a cover letter, resume and any relevant clips.

 

Summer 2017- BuzzFeed Photo Paid Internship- New York
BuzzFeed News is looking for a photo intern to join us this summer! S/he should have a strong interest in current events, photography, photographers and how images can make or break a story. Successful candidates are creative, organized, a strong communicator, and like working in a fast-paced environment.

Under the guidance of the Design Director and photo staff the intern will work on photo research, archiving projects, routing paperwork and occasionally shooting in-house. Interns are also expected to be part of brainstorms for shoots and photo essays, help maintain our social channels, assist more senior photo editors and provide general support to keep the art dept. running smoothly.

Skills:

-Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Lightroom, Bridge a must)
-Resizing images, light color correction as needed
-Spreadsheets
-Familiarity w/a Content Management System
-Familiarity with wire services and photo research archives
-Familiarity with a DSLR and studio lighting equipment
-A sense of humor and a working knowledge of photographic trends

To Apply
Candidates should submit a cover letter, resume and a URL to their portfolio–either stories you’ve photo edited or original images (no dropbox or PDFs please).

What BuzzFeed expects from you:
-Internships are open to currently-enrolled rising juniors, seniors, and graduate students at accredited colleges and universities.
-A commitment to stay in the program for its entire duration.
-A sense of humor, a can-do attitude, and a true passion for what BuzzFeed is building.
To apply before our deadline: Friday, March 3rd (like the whoooole day, so if it’s 11:59pm ET and you click submit, you’re still good!)

 

Summer 2017- BuzzFeed Video News Paid Internship- New York
BuzzFeed Video is looking for a creative, innovative, and resourceful jack-of-all-trades who can assist with creating compelling news video content for the web and other digital platforms. Someone with an equal hunger for serious breaking news and fun viral stories. Someone who is constantly thinking about how to best present stories in a constantly changing landscape. Must be a native of the digital and pop cultural landscape with intimate knowledge of the latest and greatest in social media, content and emerging technology/platforms.

This is a full-time, paid internship based in New York, for the summer 2017. You must submit a sample video to be considered for this position.

Responsibilities
-Provide studio and equipment support for the production team
-Assist producers with video shoots
-Assist with recording sound
-Setup basic lighting configurations
-Go on runs for the dept
-Assist with research and media gathering
-Handle video notes and packaging processes
-Assist with production administration tasks including reconciling expenses, release paperwork, etc.
-Contribute ideas and edit short, text based videos on breaking news and viral stories

Requirements
-Experience creating and editing video content
-Experience with cameras, audio and lighting equipment
-Journalism/News experience is a plus
-A competitive drive — you enjoy winning and really going for it
-Ability to take direction and work in a dynamic environment
-A positive, curious, playful disposition (no haters)

What BuzzFeed expects from you:
Internships are open to currently-enrolled rising juniors, seniors, and graduate students at accredited colleges and universities.
A commitment to stay in the program for its entire duration.
A sense of humor, a can-do attitude, and a true passion for what BuzzFeed is building.
To apply before our deadline: Friday, March 3rd (like the whoooole day, so if it’s 11:59pm ET and you click submit, you’re still good!)

Apply by March 3.

 

Summer 2017- BuzzFeed Communications Paid Internship- New York
BuzzFeed is seeking a creative, dynamic intern with strong writing skills to join its Communications team. This role will support the Internal Communications function, which helps keep BuzzFeed employees informed and engaged through written content, email communications, and events. A primary responsibility for this role will be producing content for the company intranet, but we are looking for someone who is excited to jump in on many different writing projects and can help us foster a fun, collaborative work environment.

Responsibilities:
-Write and produce content for intranet and newsletters
-Draft and copy edit various email communications
-Coordinate logistics for large company meetings and internal events
-Moderate company wide Slack channels
-Support various internal communications programs

Requirements:
-College junior or senior enrolled in a Writing or Communications program
-Excellent writing and copy editing skills
-Digital design and/or video editing experience a plus
-Well organized, great attention to detail
-Resourceful self-starter who can adapt quickly and manage tasks from multiple stakeholders
-Ability to handle confidential and sensitive information
-Firm grasp on the BuzzFeed voice and company identity
-A love of GIFs and emoji
-No haters

What BuzzFeed expects from you:
Internships are open to currently-enrolled rising juniors, seniors, and graduate students at accredited colleges and universities.
A commitment to stay in the program for its entire duration.
A sense of humor, a can-do attitude, and a true passion for what BuzzFeed is building.
To apply before our deadline: Friday, March 3rd (like the whoooole day, so if it’s 11:59pm ET and you click submit, you’re still good!)

Apply by March 3.

 

Summer 2017- BuzzFeed PR Paid Internship- New York
BuzzFeed is seeking a motivated, organized, hard-working and creative public relations intern to join the Communications team in New York for the summer. The PR intern will aid a Communications team that spans all divisions of BuzzFeed, gaining experience in news, entertainment, international, business, tech and commerce communications.

The PR intern will be responsible for managing team press lists and other pertinent documents, tracking press coverage across all BuzzFeed properties, and contributing heavily to a semi-weekly company-wide newsletter of press hits. The intern will be encouraged to research and generate original pitch ideas, and will be able to work with every member of the team on a project-to-project basis.

The ideal candidate knows the media industry and its key players (tell us what you read and watch, where you get your news, who you follow, etc.), and has an excellent understanding of the TV landscape (morning shows, cable news, entertainment and late night shows, evening news, etc), as well as digital, print and radio outlets.

The PR intern will also assist with the PR team’s administrative needs, including scheduling meetings and conference calls, organizing team events, aiding with travel arrangements, expenses, and more.

This is a paid, full time internship.

Responsibilities
-Work closely with all Communications team members on projects across the company including BuzzFeed News, BuzzFeed Entertainment Group, BuzzFeed Product Lab, tech, business, and international.
-Track and compile press coverage for daily media reports that are distributed to the company.
-Track media and tech industry news that would be helpful for the communications team to read.
-Build out press lists around various projects and topics, and manage existing press lists.
-Update and maintain internal press documents and reports.
-Provide administrative support for the team including coordinating conference calls, meetings, press events, managing schedules, tracking expenses, arranging travel, etc.
-Work closely with the PR team on press pitches and appearances (generating ideas, helping with prep, staffing crews, etc) and company events that have a press element.
-Assist with award submissions and coordinating speaking engagements.
Use working knowledge of the media industry to help position BuzzFeed’s overall brand.

Qualifications
-Previous internship experience in media and/or PR required
-A demonstrated understanding of the media industry and a creative spirit when it comes to positioning BuzzFeed – bring your ideas!
-A passion for news/tech/entertainment//lifestyle, a general sensibility for the tech and media industries, and someone who knows and loves all things social
-Strong work ethic, creativity, motivation, flexibility, and excellent writing and organizational skills are necessary to succeed in this position.
-Familiarity with clipping services and contact databases (Cision, TV Eyes, etc.)
-Proficient in Google apps (Google Docs, Google Forms, Google Site, etc.)
Spanish, Portuguese, or Japanese language skills are a plus!

What BuzzFeed expects from you:
Internships are open to currently-enrolled rising juniors, seniors, and graduate students at accredited colleges and universities.
A commitment to stay in the program for its entire duration.
A sense of humor, a can-do attitude, and a true passion for what BuzzFeed is building.
To apply before our deadline: Friday, March 3rd (like the whoooole day, so if it’s 11:59pm ET and you click submit, you’re still good!)

Apply by March 3

 

Summer 2017- BuzzFeed Social Media Paid Internship- Los Angeles
BuzzFeed is seeking a Social Media Intern to join its team in Los Angeles. This person will primarily provide administrative and editorial support for the BuzzFeed social media team.

The ideal candidate is organized and detail-oriented, enthusiastic about social media and the internet, and all things BuzzFeed. We’re looking for a data-obsessed self-starter with excellent judgment and communication skills.

This is a full-time paid intern position in our Los Angeles office. We offer free lunch and snack, as well as a great company culture.

Responsibilities:
-Assist BuzzFeed social editors with scheduling posts and finding/creating content across platforms, especially Facebook.
-Engage with our social communities.
-Read and watch BuzzFeed content and find creative ways to adapt stories and videos to new platforms.
-Help maintain the cheery and collaborative BuzzFeed culture with a positive attitude and obsession with the things people are sharing, liking, recommending and talking about on the internet.

Requirements:
-Proven organizational and administrative experience.
-Understanding of social platforms and messaging apps, and why content on those platforms became popular.
-Have a positive, curious, playful disposition.
-A genuine love for and excitement about the internet (no haters).

To apply:
Include a few short paragraphs in your application explaining why you’d be a good fit for this particular position, and what your favorite BuzzFeed social page is and why. No formal cover letters, please.
Describe/create 3-5 examples of content you’d think our social audience would enjoy (hint: think visually with social sharing in mind).
Provide links to your public social media accounts.
Attach a resume

March 3 application deadline.

 

Summer 2017- 5280 Digital-Editorial Internship in Denver- PAID
5280 offers an editorial internship program focused on digital and multimedia storytelling. Interns work closely with the editorial staff on projects, which may include (but are not limited to) video production, writing and reporting stories, research, social media, and website maintenance.

As part of the program, interns will take part in training sessions and mentorship. Training sessions are run by editors and provide an overview of how the magazine works, from pitching to editing to art/design. Interns are also paired with an editor to gain firsthand knowledge about a career in journalism.

REQUIREMENTS:
Although a magazine journalism, or English degree, (or working toward a degree) is preferred, it’s not required. Published clips or writing samples are required. Applicants with a background in photography, video (5280 uses Final Cut Pro), HTML coding, or social media are encouraged to apply. A commitment of 20 hours a week is required. The internship is paid.

TO APPLY: Please email a cover letter, resumé, and three to five published clips (including video or a website, if applicable) to digital@5280.com with “digital internship” in the subject line.

 

Summer 2017- 5280 Design and Production Internship in Denver- PAID
5280 offers a three-to-six month internship position that works closely with the advertising, marketing, design and production, and digital departments.

THE IDEAL CANDIDATE:
-Is currently enrolled or has recently graduated with a degree in graphic design.
-Is thorough and detail-oriented and comfortable handling multiple tasks at once.
-Has strong typography skills with the ability to perform tasks using style sheets.
-Possesses keen design instincts and the ability to make quick decisions about type, image, and layout in order to put together a cohesive and well-designed piece.
-Is motivated and punctual with a good work ethic and passion for design.
-Has reliable transportation to our lower downtown office.
-Has great communication skills and the ability to take direction/criticism when needed and apply that to his/her design.
-Has good working knowledge of Adobe CS5, particularly InDesign.
-Has strong familiarity with Macs.
-Has basic knowledge of HTML and CSS.
-Is available to work a minimum of 28 hours per week.

INTERNSHIP BENEFITS INCLUDE:
-Option to participate in 5280 magazine events.
-Ability to network with the magazine’s entire staff.
-Inclusion in the magazine’s printed masthead.
-Opportunity to add work to your portfolio.

DETAILS: A commitment of 90 days is preferred. The internship is paid. We are always accepting applications for this position.

TO APPLY: In order to be considered for this position you must email a cover letter, resumé, and no more than 3 design samples in one single PDF file to designjob@5280.com.

 

Summer 2017 Internship- Arizona Contractor & Community magazine
8-20 Hours/week (depending on the type of internship credit you are enrolled in)

Intern Description:
Arizona Contractor & Community magazine is seeking a social media, website, reporting intern. The intern will report to Christia Gibbons and will be responsible for implementing social media updates, revamping and maintaining the company website, and contributing one story to the quarterly hard-copy magazine.

Roles and Responsibilities:
-Contribute to website redesign project in various ways including creating calendar, groundbreaking ceremonies, threatened structures, and directory.
-Monitor and post on social networks.
-Online promotion using Facebook i.e. Contractor of the quarter.
-Keyword research and analysis for the website.
-Publishing news posts with a photo twice a week on Facebook on current construction sightings/jobs around Arizona.
-Finish the archive of articles published by the magazine

Skills:
-Go Daddy – Website Builder
-Facebook

Additional Notes:
-One paid article will be published in our quarterly publication during the intern duration (depends on length and timing of internship).
-Gas allowance will be provided to intern monthly.

CONTACT: Christia Gibbons

 

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 or Fall 2017 PR Internship 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

 

SCHOLARSHIPS AND FELLOWSHIPS

NABJ Scholarships
The National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) has scholarships available. Deadline is March 1:
Allison E. Fisher Scholarship
Carole Simpson Scholarship
Larry Whiteside Sports Scholarship
Les Payne Founder’s Scholarship
NABJ Scholarship
Visual Task Force Scholarship

NAHJ Scholarships
The National Association of Hispanic Journalists (NAHJ) has scholarships available. Deadline to apply is March 17. View the scholarships and apply today.

AAJA Scholarships
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.

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 AND VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

Final Four- Radio Row Volunteers needed
As the NCAA’s national radio partner for the NCAA Tournament, Westwood One will produce a national radio remote live on location from the home of the Final Four. We will have 14 radio stations from top markets across the country, as well as national radio outlet CBS Sports Radio. The stations will broadcast their live and local radio programs, while we coordinate interviews for their shows with NCAA coaches, players, media personalities and more.  Minimum time commitment is four hours per day.    Contact Rich Burg ASAP.

Location: Phoenix Convention Center
100 N. 3rd St.
Phoenix, AZ 85004

Radio Row Broadcast Dates/Times:
Thursday, March 30th – 9am-5pm PT
Friday, March 31st – 9am-5pm PT

Contact: Rich Burg

KTAR Board Op
POSTION PURPOSE:
Operate the on-air studio console and assure accurate broadcasts.

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

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

Read the full job description and application instructions.

KTAR Web Content Editor
POSITION OBJECTIVE: To update, gather, and create news and sports content for the KTAR and Arizona Sports web sites. Ensure that all content on KTAR.com and ArizonaSports.com is fresh and represents the high standards of the stations’ on-air products. The ideal candidate for this position demonstrates strong editorial skills and sound news judgment with experience reporting or writing for a print publication or online news outlet. This is a unique position that requires extreme flexibility, including some work on weekends, evenings, etc. In addition, the position requires the flexibility and dependability to work additional hours during breaking news and other big news and sports events. Works closely with the digital media team, news and other departments to help make KTAR.com and ArizonaSports.com world class web sites.

Read the full job description and application instructions.

Videographer Needed on ASU Tempe campus- March 6-8
Looking for a videographer for The Reach Higher Convening, a national event hosted by ASU, March 6-8, 2017 at ASU student union ballroom. The videotaping would occur in the mornings from 9 to 12 Noon, and the videographer is invited to have lunch with participants and to attend afternoon events, if desired.

Event Description:
This event is part of the Reach Higher Initiative started by Michelle Obama at Harvard University in 2014. It is a national movement that has been adopted by state college and career readiness teams across the country. The mission of the movement is to promote college and other postsecondary education for all students to meet the need of the US economy for an educated workforce. The theme of this convening is Sustainability in the Face of Change.

Benefits for Videographer:
The videographer for this event will be registered for the event at no charge and will receive meals that are provided and an invitation to a reception on Monday evening. In addition, they will have the opportunity to hear presentations about programs for sustaining and making gains in college and postsecondary attendance and completion rates. The convening includes 3 former White House staff, Gallup, representatives from 17 state teams, the Arizona Superintendent of Public Instruction, ASU’s president, NAU’s Provost and many other presenters, including one from Swizterland and one from the UK . In addition, a stipend will be offered for the videography services.

Contact Information:
Please contact Joyce Devoss, Co-chair of the Reach Higher Convening or at 520 748-7024 for more information about this opportunity.

Opportunities 2.22.17

ANNOUNCEMENTS

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.

INTERNSHIPS

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.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
-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

QUALIFICATIONS
-Minimum Requirements
-Currently enrolled in a related degree program such as Journalism, Marketing, Advertising, Business Management and or Marketing Communications

Preferred
-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 cronkitecareerservices@asu.edu 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
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

 

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 info@decibelblue.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.

Anything Else?

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:
Punctuality
Productivity
Strong communication
Organization
Problem solving skills
Eagerness and desire to learn
Independence
FUN!

Other assets:
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 elensparksagency@gmail.com

 

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

Requirements:
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 torie.bosch@slate.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 bwheeler@cvilletomorrow.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
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

Sports Videographer
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.

Mike Bryan
Chief Financial Officer
Big League Advance
Email: mbryan@bigleagueadvance.com
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.

Essential Duties
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;
Appointment scheduling;
Data entry;
Answering phones;
Greeting guests;
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 pitnotes1@gmail.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.

Tony Lastoria
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.

NEEDS:
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

Opportunities 2.16.17

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Pac-12 Network Production Training at ASU- Friday February 24
For the 4th consecutive year, the Pac-12 Networks is offering our exclusive “Pac-12 Networks’ Television Production Student Training Program”. Training will be held at Wells Fargo Arena from 11 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Sign up today. There are only two spots left.

Our mission and objective is to inspire and expose our Pac-12 University students to the world of live sports television production with an emphasis on safety, remote production techniques, mobile unit technologies, hands-on operating and educational experience. With our training team and production crews on site closely supervising trainees, the program is designed to help prepare our students to potentially work for the Pac-12 Networks and for a future job in the broadcast business (trainees are not entitled to a job at the conclusion of the training).

It is limited to the first 30 students who apply and if you apply, the Pac-12 Network expects you to attend.

During the training, students will have an opportunity to tour the mobile unit, get hands on with cameras and other equipment, participate in a Q&A session with on-air and production crew members and have a lot of time to network with full-time employees with Pac-12 Networks. We encourage students to come for the entire time.

Apply today!

 

Drone Journalism Training
Drones can give your audience a unique understanding of the scale and scope of a story. Join Poynter and our partners at one of these intensive hands-on workshops designed to prepare you and your newsroom for telling unique stories with unmanned aerial systems.

In three days, we will show you all you need to know about the basic skills and prepare you to study for the Federal Aviation Administration’s Part 107 drone pilot’s certificate. You’ll also learn about the innovative ways stories can be told (including virtual reality storytelling) as well as explore the ethical issues surrounding drones, including privacy issues.

DJI, a market leader in easy-to-fly drones and aerial photography systems, will supply a fleet of drones for participants to use during the workshop. These include the popular Phantom drones and the new Mavic Pro.

Who Will Benefit:
Journalists working in any media, journalism students and journalism educators. We especially welcome newsroom managers who will make decisions about drone deployment and need to understand the legal implications of drone photography.

Dates and Locations:
June 16-18, University of Wisconsin (Madison, Wisconsin)
Aug. 18-20, University of Oregon (Portland, Oregon)

Choose the program that works best for your schedule. The classes will run from 9 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday. Registration is first-come, first-served and is limited to 60 people at each location. Newsrooms are welcome to send teams.

Can’t attend a hands-on workshop? We will be offering an online program later this year. Learn more and join our mailing list here.

Cost and Deadlines
Tuition for each three-day workshop is $295. Once accepted, you’ll be sent a welcome letter with a link to pay online via credit card.

A limited number of travel stipends are available to members of AAJA, NABJ, NAHJ, NAJA and NLGJA. Please indicate in your application which organization you are a member of and your need for a stipend.

Successful seminar applicants will receive an email with information on the conference hotel, where you’ll make your own reservation from our block of rooms. We expect room fees for the hotel, to be $125-$150/night if booked by the deadline provided.

Participation at each hands-on workshop will be limited to the first 60 people to register. Workshop details.

 

Spring 2017 or Summer 2017- Video Production Mayo Clinic- PAID
Responsible for basic administrative, logistical and technical duties to support Producer/Directors in the pre-production and production of live and scripted programs. Will be responsible for creation of simple video programming, such as talking head, demonstrations, and medical/surgical video. These videos will have a high level of quality with low level of complexity. Interacts extensively with Producers/Directors, Executive Producer and other members of the production team, internal program participants including Mayo staff, Physicians and allied health staff as well as external participants such as actors/actresses, narrators and various members of the video production crew. Communicates with support staff throughout the organization and may contact Physicians to confirm or provide reminders of important information.

Responsibilities: The primary purpose of the Undergraduate Internship is to provide an intern with relevant field experiences in their chosen field of study. One or more mentors will be assigned to the intern to provide instruction, guidance and to assess performance. The intern is responsible for observing the functions and processes of the assigned work unit. In addition, the intern may be given selected work assignments to reinforce the learning experience, to assess the performance levels and to provide benefit to the work unit. The intern will be responsible for completing all internship-related assignments and reports for both Mayo and the participating educational facility. The duration and timing of the internship will be arranged with the intern and the sponsoring educational facility.

Qualifications: The incumbent must be actively enrolled in a degree program at a university and have achieved junior or senior status. Typically, this internship would occur after the student has taken most of the courses required by the degree program. Where applicable – the degree program must require an internship as a graduation requirement (or offer as a credit option.

Additional Qualifications: Intern candidates who are studying in the following degree programs are desired: Broadcasting, Film and Video Production. Additionally, preference may be given to candidates who have work experience the video editing platform Adobe Premiere Pro.

Read the entire job description and application instructions.

 

ESPN/AAJA Sports Task Force internship in Bristol, Connecticut
ESPN and the AAJA Sports Task Force are pleased to offer an internship for sports journalism college students at ESPN (Bristol, CT) that will begin in the summer of 2017. The internship includes pay and housing for qualified candidates. Applications will be submitted to ESPN from the AAJA Sports Task Force. The application deadline is Tuesday, February 21.

ESPN Internship program details:

June 2 – August 11, 2017 in Bristol, CT
This is a paid internship – 10 weeks, 40 hours per week – Pay rates are discussed during the interview process
Housing in a fully furnished apartment/dorm is offered for interns who live more than 50 miles from Bristol, CT
Programming events hosted throughout the summer including: Intern Symposium, Speaker Events with ESPN leaders & networking with Recruiters for full-time positions
The internship awardee may be placed in a Production or Editorial internship:
Production Internship:

ESPN’S Production Department consists of three units: Studio Production, Event Production and International Production. The internship position will be involved in several phases of either department, including technical responsibilities such as operating a teleprompter during live programming and content responsibilities such as editing material for air, producing highlight content for air and preparing element reels for use by Event Production Department producers. The internship position could also be involved in joining specific show or sport staffs.

Editorial Internship:

The ESPN.com Editorial intern will be responsible for editing content, with the primary focus on stories slated for the ESPN.com Page 1 index. Candidates must show proficiency in editing for grammar and AP style and should be prepared to work in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment. In addition to working directly with copy desk editors and editors in other departments daily, the internship will also provide exposure to other divisions of ESPN through job shadowing, offering an excellent opportunity for aspiring journalists to assess the inner workings of the company with an eye on potential career paths.

Eligibility:
Must major in journalism with an interest in pursuing a career in sports journalism.
Must be an undergraduate or graduate student within one year of graduation. Target graduation dates are May 2017, December 2017 or May 2018.
General Application Requirements:

Resume
Cover letter
Official transcript
References
Work samples
AAJA membership is not required but is strongly encouraged. Student membership will be required for the selected candidate.

Apply Today.

Questions? Email AAJA Program Coordinator Justin Seiter

Summer 2017- The Chautauqua Daily in New York
We are seeking applications for internships with The Chautauquan Daily this summer. The Daily provides a unique experience for enterprising student reporters, copy editors, photographers and news designers, and those interested in digital and multimedia engagement. These positions are competitive and attract talented candidates from universities throughout the United States. Daily interns are allowed latitude and creativity in performing their roles while simultaneously receiving close supervision and professional guidance — all to enhance their continued growth and development. And as the official newspaper of Chautauqua Institution, a world-renowned center for arts and culture, the Daily reaches a group of informed and critical readers like no other community newspaper in the United States.

Internships with the Daily run June 13 mid-August (might be flexible with end date). Interns receive a full-season Chautauqua Institution gate pass, provided housing on or near the Institution grounds, and a stipend for living expenses.

Interested students should visit the Daily’s website for more details on each of the positions on our staff, and how to apply.

 

Summer 2017- European Parliament Liaison Office in D.C.
The European Parliament Liaison Office with the US Congress (EPLO) is pleased to announce the launch of its next round of internships aimed at US citizens who have completed their bachelor degree. Up to six interns will be accepted in our Washington DC office from May 1-July 31, with an option to extend the internship for a further two months at our headquarters in Brussels from October 1 to November 30. The internship offers a unique opportunity for students and young professionals with an interest in transatlantic policy. We pay interns a monthly stipend of around $1300, cover travel costs to and from Brussels and also offer accident and sickness insurance.

The deadline to submit applications is March 12, at midnight Eastern Time. We require a CV in Europass format, a personal statement sent by the candidate and two letters of recommendation directly sent by faculty members.

Full details are available on our website.

 

Summer 2017- Production Operations Internship ESPN Los Angeles-PAID
Working at ESPN is unlike anything else. That’s because we’re always finding new ways to interact with fans – however and wherever they connect with sports. When you have the latest technology, game-changing ideas and world-class talent on your team, every day is extraordinary.

We Are…
ESPN Production Operations comprises Network Control, Content Edit, Studio Operations, Production Control Rooms, Facility Resources and Business Operations. Our work is produced and then converted for different distribution on mobile phones, iPad, Video on Demand, .com and other digital carriers.

Responsibilities

A Day in the Life:
Hands-on training on state of the art equipment and work in a live production environment to deliver on-air product to our fans
Roles include but are not limited to: server based non-linear edit, Master Control, media record and play out, studio cameras, video shading and more
Daily shift reporting and participation at periodic staff meetings
Basic Qualifications

What You Bring to the Role:
Experience in Final Cut Pro, Avid or other studio or edit systems
Hands-on experience in any of the studio or edit systems offered as well as campus control room operations and/or previous internship in operations
Basic understanding of all TV Production equipment and technology within assigned operating areas, which may include but not be limited to; VTRs, server based recording/playback devices and related software applications, master control switchers and related equipment, production switchers and/or audio boards
Preferred Qualifications
Strong interest and desire in pursuing a career in an operations role
Communications, television production and/or electronic journalism background
Ability to read and write in Spanish
Preferred Education
Enrolled as a junior, senior or graduate student in an accredited college/university in the semester prior to the internship

Read the full job description.

 

Summer or Fall 2017- Allstate Insurance PR internship- PAID
REQUIREMENTS
CLASS STANDING: JR.+ w/previous internship experience
HOURS: MINIMUM: 16 HRS/WEEK (at least two full days/week)
TYPE: PAID $11/HR (Must register for course credit)

Allstate Insurance Southwest Region Corporate Relations interns will assume varied duties and projects in media relations, executive positioning, employee communications and marketing and sales communication. Duties include, but are not be limited to:
•Writing, editing and proofreading internal and external communication
•Creating and maintaining measurement and database information
•PR campaign execution
•Executive communication and internal event planning
•Video creation and editing
•Social media proficiency – all channels
•Photoshop, PowerPoint, graphic design creation and editing
•Researching selected topics (e.g. media lists, event costs, community relations issues) for proposals and program implementation
•Fulfilling other programmatic and administrative functions as required
•Responding to internal and external requests for information
•Outgoing, with excellent client service and presentation skills

Recruiter will be on campus on Friday February 24 to conduct interviews between 8:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. If you meet the qualifications and would like to interview with the company, send a resume and a paragraph of your career goals to cronkitecareerservices@asu.edu by February 15.

Summer or Fall 2017- Arizona Health-e Connection PR 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

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.

Recruiter will be on campus on Friday February 24 to conduct interviews between 9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. If you meet the qualifications and would like to interview with the company, send a resume and a paragraph of your career goals to cronkitecareerservices@asu.edu by February 18.

Summer or Fall 2017- Banner Health PR 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 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

Recruiter will be on campus on Friday February 24 to conduct interviews between 8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. If you meet the qualifications and would like to interview with the company, send a resume and a paragraph of your career goals to cronkitecareerservices@asu.edu by February 18.

 

Summer or Fall 2017- CBS Radio Promotion and Publicity internship- PAID
REQUIREMENTS
CLASS STANDING: OPEN (second semester freshman- graduate student)
HOURS: MINIMUM 10 HRS/Week
TYPE: PAID ($10/HR; Must register for internship credit)

Interns will have the opportunity to work promotional events such as concerts, high school invasions, give back games, remotes, van stops and special events that the station is involved in. Interns will be trained and responsible for putting up/breaking down station tents, speakers and lights. Interns will interact with listeners and give away prizes at station events they work. They will have the opportunity to shadow department managers and have office/programming hours as well. Interns will receive school credit along with it being a paid internship for the hours worked. The internship lasts a semester long, so will be completed by early May.

Must complete a CBS Radio online application to be considered for an interview.

Summer 2017 application

Fall 2017 application

Recruiter will be on campus on Friday February 24 to conduct interviews between 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. If you meet the qualifications and would like to interview with the company, send a resume and a paragraph of your career goals to cronkitecareerservices@asu.edu by February 18.

 

Summer or Fall 2017- Desert Botanical Garden Marketing/Communications internship
REQUIREMENTS
CLASS STANDING: Currently enrolled JR+ Only w/ previous internship experience
HOURS: MINIMUM 15 HRS/Week
(Ideally, two full work days/week)
TYPE: UNPAID (Must register for internship credit)

Marketing Communications Intern

Responsible for assisting in tasks and duties as directed by the intern’s manager. Provides support for critical Garden projects. Develops technical knowledge and leadership skills for future career marketability.

Essential to this Position

The Marketing Communications Intern will be responsible for assisting the Marketing Communications Team with projects

Areas of Learning/Responsibilities
•Assist with distribution that could evolve into content development and social listening. (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube)
•Assist with content creation with copywriting
•Pitch and press release writing
•Manage and build media lists
•Manage donation request program
•Administrative Duties
•Some video creation projects

Qualifications
•Pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Marketing, Communications, or any other related degree
•Proficient in MS Office applications (Excel, Word, and Outlook)
•Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail with demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects, prioritize requests and meet deadlines
•Excellent communication skills and business professionalism
•Team player and interest in working with people on a regular basis

Recruiter will be on campus on Friday February 24 to conduct interviews between 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. If you meet the qualifications and would like to interview with the company, send a resume and a a paragraph of your career goals to cronkitecareerservices@asu.edu by February 18.

 

Summer or Fall 2017- Knight Agency PR internship
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

Recruiter will be on campus on Friday February 24 to conduct interviews between 8:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. If you meet the qualifications and would like to interview with the company, send a resume and a a paragraph of your career goals to cronkitecareerservices@asu.edu by February 18.

 

Summer or Fall 2017- Valley Metro PR internship- PAID
REQUIREMENTS
CLASS STANDING: Currently enrolled JR.+ w/previous internship experience (must receive course credit)
HOURS: MINIMUM 15 HRS/WEEK; Must have reliable transportation
TYPE: PAID ($12/HR)

The Valley Metro Communications Internship is designed to provide an introduction into the communication and marketing field at a public transportation agency. The position will primarily assist with capturing image-building moments on camera and post on social media or the agency’s YouTube channel. In addition, she or he may perform entry-level professional communication and marketing duties. Typical duties include but are not limited to: assisting with development of press releases, public relations campaign support, posting communication on social media channels, assisting with agency events and community outreach, video production including staff and rider interviews, and other duties as assigned. This internship will be part-time temporary (commitment to work up to 21 hours per week during the school year as schedules are flexible to accommodate full-time course load). May include some evening and weekend hours.

Recruiter will be on campus on Friday February 24 to conduct interviews between 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. If you meet the qualifications and would like to interview with the company, send a resume and a a paragraph of your career goals to cronkitecareerservices@asu.edu by February 18.

 

Summer or Fall 2017- Donor Network of AZ PR internship- 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.

Recruiter will be on campus on Friday February 24 to conduct interviews between 9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. If you meet the qualifications and would like to interview with the company, send a resume and a paragraph of your career goals to cronkitecareerservices@asu.edu by February 18.

 

Summer or Fall 2017- Duet: Partners in Aging PR internship- 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.

Recruiter will be on campus on Friday February 24 to conduct interviews between 9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. If you meet the qualifications and would like to interview with the company, send a resume and a paragraph of your career goals to cronkitecareerservices@asu.edu by February 18.

 

Summer or Fall 2017- EmpowHER Social Media internship
REQUIREMENTS
CLASS STANDING: OPEN (second semester freshman- graduate student)
HOURS: MINIMUM 12 HRS/WEEK
TYPE: Unpaid (Must receive course credit)

Social Media Internship

EmpowHER.com, an award-winning women’s health website based out of Scottsdale, is looking for a social media intern. As social media intern, you will will have the opportunity to produce and manage the high quality images on EmpowHER. We are offering an exciting internship opportunity for students studying or hoping to gain experience working with a women’s health and wellness website.

EmpowHER’s interns must have excellent personal management skills; organizational skills; ability to think creatively; and strong photo editing capabilities. Ideal candidates will have a strong academic record, social media skills and an interest in health and wellness.

Responsibilities (12-15 hours per week):
• Find and edit photos for EmpowHER’s content and social platforms
• Work with editors and design team to create socially shareable photos for EmpowHER content
• Help manage EmpowHER’s social media platforms
• Help drive engagement on EmpowHER’s social accounts
• Participate in weekly Twitter #HERchats

Requirements:
• Must have basic photo editing skills
• Must have active social media accounts
• A passion for helping others
• A passion for social media and engagement

Ideal Candidate will possess:
• High activity and knowledge of social media platforms
• An interest in photography, social photo editing (Instagram, Pinterest)
• Ability to enhance photos with text overlays, filters and other design tools
• Passion for health and wellness topics
• Previous experience with online publications, internships or photography

Recruiter will be on campus on Friday February 24 to conduct interviews between 9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. If you meet the qualifications and would like to interview with the company, send a resume and a paragraph of your career goals to cronkitecareerservices@asu.edu by February 18.

 

Summer or Fall 2017- Higley School District PR internship- 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

Recruiter will be on campus on Friday February 24 to conduct interviews between 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. If you meet the qualifications and would like to interview with the company, send a resume and a paragraph of your career goals to cronkitecareerservices@asu.edu by February 18.

 

Summer or Fall 2017- Visit Mesa PR internship- PAID
REQUIREMENTS
CLASS STANDING: Currently Enrolled JR+ (must receive course credit)
HOURS: MINIMUM 15 HRS/WEEK
TYPE: PAID ($10/hour)

o Drafting content on Mesa City Limitless visitor experiences that will be utilized in press releases, media pitches, newsletters, Visitor Guide, Website, Social Media, brochures, etc. Content must be original but content sharing from official Visit Mesa partner websites is allowed.
o AP style, press release writing style preferred.
o Writing blog posts and consumer-driven content for E-newsletters (quarterly/monthly depending on department)
o Support social media efforts on Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, Google+, Facebook, Vine, etc.
o Monitoring Google Alerts for media stories on Mesa visitor product
o Media list building (Vocus Media Database)
o Editorial Calendar Research (Vocus)
o Crafting pitches for media leads (HARO leads, USTA leads, DMAI leads, AOT leads, CVB leads)
o CRM Media Contact Management / Data Entry
o CRM Article Report Entry – deadlines monthly
o CRM Publication Contact Management
o Printing press releases and preparing media materials/Journalist welcome bags/loading USBs for in-bound media.
o Visitors Center support as needed.

Expectations:
The Communications Intern is expected to adhere to all Visit Mesa rules of employment as described in the employee manual. All duties are subject to change.

Qualifications: Students working toward a Bachelor’s degree in public relations, tourism, marketing, journalism or related profession is preferred. Knowledge of Microsoft Office applications including Word, Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint required; Knowledge of Adobe applications and Microsoft Publisher preferred. Strong writing and editing skills and basic knowledge of database entry preferred.

Office Hours: Monday – Friday, 8 AM – 5 PM

Recruiter will be on campus on Friday February 24 to conduct interviews between 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. If you meet the qualifications and would like to interview with the company, send a resume and a paragraph of your career goals to cronkitecareerservices@asu.edu by February 18.

 

Summer or Fall 2017- R & R Partners PR internship- PAID
REQUIREMENTS
CLASS STANDING: JR+; Previous Internship experience required
HOURS: MINIMUM 24 HRS/WEEK (3 full days MWF)
TYPE: PAID ($10/HR; must receive course credit)

As an intern you will become a member of Public Relations, Social Media and Account Service teams, while learning the basics of how a full-service marketing agency operates. The internship program will allow you to learn and acquire the skills needed to become a great practitioner.

Through the course of the internship, you will:
•Attend weekly PR team meetings to discuss ongoing projects and responsibilities
•Interact with all agency departments
•Have daily meetings with the Director of PR to discuss duties and responsibilities and priorities
•Work closely with an PR Director, Account Executives and Assistant Account Executive on projects for the agency’s clients
•Take ownership of one or more individual special project(s)
•Report to PR team daily and weekly on the progress of your projects
•Meet various benchmarks established for you by the Public Relations team such as attending live shots, writing news releases, pitching media, measuring success etc.

Public Relations Duties
•Writing media materials (news releases, media advisories, e-pitches)
•Targeted pitching (develop media lists, write pitches, pitch media, make follow-up calls)
•Measurement/evaluation (help with monthly and quarterly client measurement reports)
•Support client events
•Perform research for new business prospects
•Help to plan client events and schedule interviews as appropriate

Account Services Duties
•Assist with event coordination
•Place media avails
•Research
•Help creative team stay on task
•Work with vendors
•Attend client meetings

Social Media Duties
•Draft content calendars
•Research and collect digital assets
•Engage in community management

Expectations
•Maintain attendance 24 hours a week – 8 hours per day Monday, Wednesday and Friday preferred, but not required (8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.)
•Assist PR Team with daily client activities and assigned projects
•Attend internal and client meetings, as appropriate
•Ask many questions and provide appropriate feedback
•Maintain professional image and dress consistent with R&R guidelines
•Answer phones and perform receptionist duties as required

Recruiter will be on campus on Friday February 24 to conduct interviews between 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. If you meet the qualifications and would like to interview with the company, send a resume and a paragraph of your career goals to cronkitecareerservices@asu.edu by February 18.

 

Mexico Institute Internship
The Mexico Institute seeks spring, summer, and fall interns. Applications are being accepted for the Summer 2017 internships.

There are three different intern positions; applicant should specify for which position they are applying.

1. Outreach and Communications Intern
The Mexico Institute is looking for an intern to aid in the implementation of the Mexico Institute’s communications strategy. These internships are designed to provide the individuals selected with the opportunity for practical experience in an environment that successfully mixes academic study with public policy. Interns will gain valuable experience in a variety of projects such as conference organization, preparation of publications, creation of infographics, social media management and traditional media outreach. The Intern will be responsible for updating the Mexico Institute blog, preparing daily news clippings and aiding with other office activities.

2. Graduate Research Intern
The Mexico Institute is looking for a graduate intern with strong quantitative and qualitative research skills. This internship is designed to provide the individuals selected with the opportunity for practical experience in an environment that successfully mixes academic study with public policy. Interns will gain valuable experience in a variety of projects such as public policy research and analysis; conference organization; editing and publishing reports, and other support of Center activities.

3. Virtual Graphic Design Intern
The Mexico Institute is looking for a virtual intern to aid in the graphic design of Mexico Institute projects. This internship is designed to provide the individual selected with the opportunity for practical graphic design experience for a public policy institution. Responsibilities include but are not limited to creation of info-graphics, data visualization, publication design, and work virtually with Mexico Institute staff on various design projects. Internship is 10-15 hours per week and is done entirely remotely and through a computer. The intern does not report to a physical work location at the Wilson Center; instead, the intern works on projects from their home, academic institution, or other location determined by the intern.

Read the full job descriptions and application instructions.

 

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.

 

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

Requirements:
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.

 

SCHOLARSHIPS AND FELLOWSHIPS

BMI Foundation Scholarship- $5,000
Established in 2015, the BMI Founders Award is an annual scholarship competition open to radio broadcasting students nationwide. The award commemorates the group of radio industry leaders who founded Broadcast Music, Inc. in 1939 with an unprecedented and enduring mission: to provide a competitive source for music licensing and an open-door policy to songwriters, composers, and publishers of all genres of music. A $5,000 scholarship is awarded for the best original essay response submitted to the competition and recognizes a student with the potential to become an innovator in the rapidly changing field of broadcast radio. Deadline is April 1.

$2500 Scholarship- Freedom of Speech PSA Contest
What does freedom of speech mean to you? The National Association of Broadcasters Education Foundation (NABEF) wants to hear and see what you have to say. You just might win a $2,500 scholarship! Learn more about the scholarship.

Entry window: April 1-30, 2017.

 

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

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

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

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

 

Summer 2017-Cronkite-Zocalo Fellowship in Santa Monica- Paid
The Cronkite School is accepting applications for student fellowships in sustainability journalism with Zócalo Public Square at ASU’s new Santa Monica., Calif., bureau.

The fellowship will be offered in the summer 2017 semester with students working out of the new Cronkite School bureau in Santa Monica. Fellows will work up to 40 hours a week for $10 an hour, producing content for the Zócalo website and its media partners, and assisting with Zocalo’s public events. Students also may apply to receive Cronkite internship credit for the fellowship. Students will be responsible for arranging their own housing. The Cronkite School will cover the cost of travel to and from Santa Monica.

Zócalo Public Square, a project of the Center for Social Cohesion at Arizona State University, is a not-for-profit Ideas Exchange that seeks to engage a new, young and diverse generation in the public square through a blend of live events and humanities journalism. It partners with educational, cultural and philanthropic institutions to present free, non-partisan public events and conferences in cities across the U.S. and beyond and to publish original daily journalism that is distributed to more than 100 media outlets nationwide.

Fellows may be graduate or undergraduate Cronkite students with an interest in sustainability, energy, the environment and related fields. Duties include generating story ideas, identifying and working with Zocalo contributors (who include journalists, scholars and non-writers), writing and editing articles for the website, working with media syndicate partners, building audiences for journalism and events through social and other media, and assisting with the planning and execution of public discussions and lectures on current affairs topics. Fellows will work with a small staff of writers and editors who produce new content daily for the website and its media partners and who solicit contributions from diverse people whose voices would otherwise go unheard. Strong editing skills are a must as are curiosity and energy. The successful applicant will be able to generate story ideas off the news that provide a different perspective on current topics and write and edit for voice. Some evening work is required. Fellows may have the opportunity to travel to Zócalo events in California and around the country. A car is not required but is suggested.

To apply for summer 2017, send a resume and a statement of interest to: Cronkite Director of Career Services Mike Wong at mike.wong@asu.edu. by March 3.

Larry Whiteside Scholarship- Sports
Amount of the Award: $5,000

* Winner will receive a free trip to the 2017 NABJ Convention & Career Fair in New Orleans, LA. Registration, lodging, a round-trip flight and a meals stipend will be provided. He/She will be acknowledged during the Sports Task Force events and required to write a post-convention account of the experience.*

Student Type: Undergraduate or Graduate

Larry Whiteside, a pioneer in the field of sports journalism, was the first African-American beat sports writer for The Boston Globe. His achievements earned him many prestigious honors including induction into NABJ’s 2009 Hall of Fame (posthumous); NABJ’s 1999 Lifetime Achievement Award; induction into the 2008 National Baseball Hall of Fame (posthumous); and the 2008 J. G. Taylor Spink Award posthumously given by the Baseball Writers’ Association of America. Mr. Whiteside passed away in 2007 due to complications from Parkinson’s disease. NABJ’s Sports Task Force established this scholarship in Mr. Whiteside’s honor to provide financial assistance to journalism students interested in sport journalism.

Specific Application Requirements:
Must major in journalism with an interest in pursuing a career in sports journalism
Must be an undergraduate or graduate student with at least one year left in school.
G.P.A. requirement: 2.5 or higher in journalism major and at least a 2.0 cumulative

Essay topic: “Write a profile essay on a sports journalist (alive or deceased) you admire and explain why this person has inspired you to pursue a career in sports journalism.” (1,000 – 2,000 words)

General Application Requirements:
Resume
Cover Letter
Official College Transcript
Five (5) Work Samples
Three (3) References

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

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

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

 

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 OPPORTUNTITIES

Sports Videographer
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.

Mike Bryan
Chief Financial Officer
Big League Advance
Email: mbryan@bigleagueadvance.com
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.

Essential Duties
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;
Appointment scheduling;
Data entry;
Answering phones;
Greeting guests;
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 pitnotes1@gmail.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.

Tony Lastoria
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.

NEEDS:
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

Opportunities 2.10.17

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Pac-12 Network Production Training at ASU- Friday February 24
For the 4th consecutive year, the Pac-12 Networks is offering our exclusive “Pac-12 Networks’ Television Production Student Training Program”. Training will be held at Wells Fargo Arena from 11 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Sign up today. There are only 5 spots left.

Our mission and objective is to inspire and expose our Pac-12 University students to the world of live sports television production with an emphasis on safety, remote production techniques, mobile unit technologies, hands-on operating and educational experience. With our training team and production crews on site closely supervising trainees, the program is designed to help prepare our students to potentially work for the Pac-12 Networks and for a future job in the broadcast business (trainees are not entitled to a job at the conclusion of the training).

It is limited to the first 30 students who apply and if you apply, the Pac-12 Network expects you to attend.

During the training, students will have an opportunity to tour the mobile unit, get hands on with cameras and other equipment, participate in a Q&A session with on-air and production crew members and have a lot of time to network with full-time employees with Pac-12 Networks. We encourage students to come for the entire time.

Apply today!

 

Drone Journalism Training
Drones can give your audience a unique understanding of the scale and scope of a story. Join Poynter and our partners at one of these intensive hands-on workshops designed to prepare you and your newsroom for telling unique stories with unmanned aerial systems.

In three days, we will show you all you need to know about the basic skills and prepare you to study for the Federal Aviation Administration’s Part 107 drone pilot’s certificate. You’ll also learn about the innovative ways stories can be told (including virtual reality storytelling) as well as explore the ethical issues surrounding drones, including privacy issues.

DJI, a market leader in easy-to-fly drones and aerial photography systems, will supply a fleet of drones for participants to use during the workshop. These include the popular Phantom drones and the new Mavic Pro.

Who Will Benefit:
Journalists working in any media, journalism students and journalism educators. We especially welcome newsroom managers who will make decisions about drone deployment and need to understand the legal implications of drone photography.

Dates and Locations:
June 16-18, University of Wisconsin (Madison, Wisconsin)
Aug. 18-20, University of Oregon (Portland, Oregon)

Choose the program that works best for your schedule. The classes will run from 9 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday. Registration is first-come, first-served and is limited to 60 people at each location. Newsrooms are welcome to send teams.

Can’t attend a hands-on workshop? We will be offering an online program later this year. Learn more and join our mailing list here.

Cost and Deadlines
Tuition for each three-day workshop is $295. Once accepted, you’ll be sent a welcome letter with a link to pay online via credit card.

A limited number of travel stipends are available to members of AAJA, NABJ, NAHJ, NAJA and NLGJA. Please indicate in your application which organization you are a member of and your need for a stipend.

Successful seminar applicants will receive an email with information on the conference hotel, where you’ll make your own reservation from our block of rooms. We expect room fees for the hotel, to be $125-$150/night if booked by the deadline provided.

Participation at each hands-on workshop will be limited to the first 60 people to register. Workshop details.

 

May or August 2017 Graduates- Recruiter Visits
A few companies will be visiting the campus in the next two months to interview May/August 2017 graduates for TV news or digital content jobs. Most of the companies will interview for producer, MMJ and digital content positions. Some recruiters will review your materials only and place calls to some of their stations across the country where they have a need for someone with your skills.

News-Press and Gazette- March 20-21
Scripps- TBA
Gray Television – TBA
Raycom- TBA
Tegna- TBA

If you are interested in interviewing with any of these companies, please send a resume and a link to your work samples to: cronkitecareerservices@asu.edu by March 3.

 

Cronkite Study Abroad Programs in London and Dublin

Cronkite in Ireland: A Visual Storytelling Expedition
Dates: May 27th – June 7th, 2017
3 credits
Program fee: $3,935
Program is based in Dublin with visits to Derry and Belfast included!

Cronkite in London: Social Media and the News Culture
Dates: June 11th – 20th, 2017
3 credits
Program fee: $3,250
Program is based in London and includes many social-cultural excursions, including seeing the Queen in the Trooping the Colour parade, a night at the theater in London’s West End, and several visits to major media outlets.

The program fee for each program includes tuition for 3 ASU credits, all housing, in-country transportation for program events, entrance fees for program-related activities, some group meals, and health insurance.

Not included: trans-Atlantic airfare, most meals, passport, books and required course materials, and personal expenses. For students who apply to both programs, transportation between both sites is not included; there is a long weekend so you will have the opportunity to do some personal travel between both programs if you’d like!

Here is financial aid information or to learn more about ways to finance your trip, come to a Financing Your Study Abroad Program workshop.

 

INTERNSHIPS

Spring 2017- Maricopa Corporate College (MCOR) PR Internship
MCOR is looking for interns to assist in growing MCOR’s Public Relations program. We are the newest entity of the Maricopa Community Colleges and we are looking for innovative self-starters to join our team and share our messaging through public and media relations, inbound marketing and content development, as well as web development and support of the website. Interns in this position may earn inbound certification from HubSpot during the course of their internship.

Summary of Duties
The positions work in the department of Marketing and Public Relations and include research, and production for MCOR public relations, media campaigns and inbound marketing platforms, web design and development, website support and Drupal. Responsibilities include any of the following areas: topic research, interviews, writing and editing content for press releases, blog posts, social media and web content, video production and web development. Interns help brand and maintain our voice across all media platforms.

Scope
The positions work within the area of Marketing and PR; work contacts include the MCOR Director of Marketing and Public Relations, administrators and staff, local, state and national media, IT team, vendors and clients. Equipment includes: Macintosh computers, printers, scanners, and digital cameras.
Supervision Received
This position reports to the Director of Marketing and Public Relations.

Responsibilities (Subject Focus Options)
– Build media relationships for print and broadcast.
– Web development and support.
– Content Development through video production and photography.
– Earn Inbound Certification from HubSpot (optional)

Minimum Qualifications
Any combination of education and experience that provides the required knowledge and abilities for the internship. An example of this would be college-level coursework in public relations, journalism, mass communications, marketing or similar field.
– Outstanding verbal and written communication skills.
– Ability to identify, cultivate and craft articles and media materials.
– Experience researching companies and issues.
– Previous Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and other social media experience required.
– Experience using the Microsoft Office suite of computer applications such as Drupal.
– Understanding of AP style and newswriting.
– Basic understanding news elements, newsroom operations and journalistic integrity.
– Web development, web support, website management.
– High standard of ethics, excellence and integrity.

Education and Experience
College sophomore, junior, senior or recent graduate in public relations, journalism, mass communications, marketing or similar field.
Hours: 8-20 per week for course credit. Timeline: Immediately for the Spring Semester.

Contact: Alexandria Coleman

 

Spring 2017- HS Sports Production Internship in Phoenix
HOURS: MINIMUM 10 HRS/WEEK
TYPE: Stipend $25-$100/game depending on position and work performed (Must register for course credit)

There is only one spot available. Will you be the one to snag it?

Hands on experience in production of high school sports webcasts/broadcasts, podcasts. On camera, behind the scenes, working in radio shows as well. Terrific experience in working along side trained professionals in the industry.

Camera Operator/Production Assistant/Red Hat/Social Media Correspondent/Graphics – At each high school sports game, intern will be in one of the roles available. Interns will work next to more experienced production personnel and will get hands on experience of live production.

Must have reliable transportation.

Contact Shay

 

Spring 2017 or Summer 2017- Video Production Mayo Clinic- PAID
Responsible for basic administrative, logistical and technical duties to support Producer/Directors in the pre-production and production of live and scripted programs. Will be responsible for creation of simple video programming, such as talking head, demonstrations, and medical/surgical video. These videos will have a high level of quality with low level of complexity. Interacts extensively with Producers/Directors, Executive Producer and other members of the production team, internal program participants including Mayo staff, Physicians and allied health staff as well as external participants such as actors/actresses, narrators and various members of the video production crew. Communicates with support staff throughout the organization and may contact Physicians to confirm or provide reminders of important information.

Responsibilities: The primary purpose of the Undergraduate Internship is to provide an intern with relevant field experiences in their chosen field of study. One or more mentors will be assigned to the intern to provide instruction, guidance and to assess performance. The intern is responsible for observing the functions and processes of the assigned work unit. In addition, the intern may be given selected work assignments to reinforce the learning experience, to assess the performance levels and to provide benefit to the work unit. The intern will be responsible for completing all internship-related assignments and reports for both Mayo and the participating educational facility. The duration and timing of the internship will be arranged with the intern and the sponsoring educational facility.

Qualifications: The incumbent must be actively enrolled in a degree program at a university and have achieved junior or senior status. Typically, this internship would occur after the student has taken most of the courses required by the degree program. Where applicable – the degree program must require an internship as a graduation requirement (or offer as a credit option.

Additional Qualifications: Intern candidates who are studying in the following degree programs are desired: Broadcasting, Film and Video Production. Additionally, preference may be given to candidates who have work experience the video editing platform Adobe Premiere Pro.

Read the entire job description and application instructions.

 

Spring 2017- PR Internship- PAID
The Ferraro Group in Phoenix is looking for great writer, (AP style) hard-worker, multi-tasker with social media experience.

Contact Heather Austin

 

Spring 2017- Communications Intern SWCA- PAID
SWCA, an environmental consulting firm headquartered in Phoenix, is seeking a dynamic, creative intern to support their marketing department with content creation and editing, social media strategy, videos, and more.

What we require:
¬Strong written and verbal communication skills
¬Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite
¬Basic familiarity with Adobe products (InDesign, Photoshop, Acrobat Pro) with a desire to learn more
¬Organization and time management skills
¬New media skills (such as video production) a plus
¬Familiarity with and/or willingness to learn publishing platforms such as SharePoint and Drupal

What you’ll gain:
¬Experience working in a professional environment supporting seasoned corporate communications professionals and leaders in the environmental consulting industry
¬The ability to train and hone your skills in content creation, photo editing, and InDesign
¬Opportunities to write articles for our websites
¬Experience editing and reviewing marketing materials and internal communications
¬Inside knowledge of what it takes to develop successful corporate and marketing communications

Contact: Gina Wagner
Senior Marketing Communications Writer

 

Spring or Summer 2017- The Arizona Chamber Government Affairs Internship
The Arizona Chamber has been the voice of business at the Arizona Capitol and with the Arizona congressional delegation for over four decades. Arizona’s elected officials, regulators, and grassroots activists consider the Arizona Chamber one of the most effective and respected public policy associations in Arizona.

Government Affairs Externship Summary:
As a Government Affairs Extern at the Arizona Chamber, you will gain in-depth legislative experience from seasoned lobbyists and learn first-hand what it’s like to work with the state legislature and influence policy that affects the entire state.

The work environment at the Chamber and at the Capitol is fast-paced. The ideal candidate will be organized and capable of managing multiple projects and understanding deadlines without direct supervision. Responsibilities will vary based on needs during session. Tasks may include but are not limited to the following:
 Assist with development and implementation of state and federal affairs agenda
 Monitor and report on committee meetings, hearings, floor debates, and other
legislative activities
 Assist with bill tracking, research and reporting
 Assist with the review, creation and circulation of media content, including news articles, letters to the editor, opinion pieces, and blog post
 Monitor social media platforms, create social media content, assist with management of website
 Assist with preparation for and staffing of Arizona Chamber policy committee meetings
 Support policy team with administrative and other back-office tasks

The ideal candidate will possess the following qualities:
 Effective written and oral communication skills
 Ability to work independently
 Professional demeanor
 Proficient in Microsoft Office, legal research tools, and all social media platforms
 Organized and capable of prioritizing time-sensitive assignments
 Strong interest in the legislative process
 Background in public policy, political science, government affairs or related fields
desirable but not required

15-40 hours per week (must be able to commit to a regular schedule)
Interested candidates should send a resume, writing sample and transcript to Doran Miller

 

Summer 2017- The Chautauqua Daily in New York
We are seeking applications for internships with The Chautauquan Daily this summer. The Daily provides a unique experience for enterprising student reporters, copy editors, photographers and news designers, and those interested in digital and multimedia engagement. These positions are competitive and attract talented candidates from universities throughout the United States. Daily interns are allowed latitude and creativity in performing their roles while simultaneously receiving close supervision and professional guidance — all to enhance their continued growth and development. And as the official newspaper of Chautauqua Institution, a world-renowned center for arts and culture, the Daily reaches a group of informed and critical readers like no other community newspaper in the United States.

Internships with the Daily run June 13 mid-August (might be flexible with end date). Interns receive a full-season Chautauqua Institution gate pass, provided housing on or near the Institution grounds, and a stipend for living expenses.

Interested students should visit the Daily’s website for more details on each of the positions on our staff, and how to apply.

 

Summer 2017- European Parliament Liaison Office in D.C.
The European Parliament Liaison Office with the US Congress (EPLO) is pleased to announce the launch of its next round of internships aimed at US citizens who have completed their bachelor degree. Up to six interns will be accepted in our Washington DC office from May 1-July 31, with an option to extend the internship for a further two months at our headquarters in Brussels from October 1 to November 30. The internship offers a unique opportunity for students and young professionals with an interest in transatlantic policy. We pay interns a monthly stipend of around $1300, cover travel costs to and from Brussels and also offer accident and sickness insurance.

The deadline to submit applications is March 12, at midnight Eastern Time. We require a CV in Europass format, a personal statement sent by the candidate and two letters of recommendation directly sent by faculty members.

Full details are available on our website:

 

Summer 2017- Production Operations Internship ESPN Los Angeles-PAID
Working at ESPN is unlike anything else. That’s because we’re always finding new ways to interact with fans – however and wherever they connect with sports. When you have the latest technology, game-changing ideas and world-class talent on your team, every day is extraordinary.

We Are…
ESPN Production Operations comprises Network Control, Content Edit, Studio Operations, Production Control Rooms, Facility Resources and Business Operations. Our work is produced and then converted for different distribution on mobile phones, iPad, Video on Demand, .com and other digital carriers.

Responsibilities

A Day in the Life:
Hands-on training on state of the art equipment and work in a live production environment to deliver on-air product to our fans
Roles include but are not limited to: server based non-linear edit, Master Control, media record and play out, studio cameras, video shading and more
Daily shift reporting and participation at periodic staff meetings
Basic Qualifications

What You Bring to the Role:
Experience in Final Cut Pro, Avid or other studio or edit systems
Hands-on experience in any of the studio or edit systems offered as well as campus control room operations and/or previous internship in operations
Basic understanding of all TV Production equipment and technology within assigned operating areas, which may include but not be limited to; VTRs, server based recording/playback devices and related software applications, master control switchers and related equipment, production switchers and/or audio boards
Preferred Qualifications
Strong interest and desire in pursuing a career in an operations role
Communications, television production and/or electronic journalism background
Ability to read and write in Spanish
Preferred Education
Enrolled as a junior, senior or graduate student in an accredited college/university in the semester prior to the internship

Read the full job description.

 

Summer 2017- Cox Media Field Sales Residential Internship- PAID 
Field Sales consists of three separate Sales channels that have a strong local, ‘feet on the street’ element. These channels include: Retail, Third Party Retail, Direct Sales and other emerging proactive channels. The Field Sales team is responsible for driving customer relationships, primary service units and revenue for these important Sales channels and also coordinating with the other distribution channels to achieve the overall revenue plan. This team has key accountability for the high-performance execution for all territory sales channels for the West region consisting of the Arizona, Las Vegas and California markets.

SPECIFIC DUTIES
•Analyze customer segment data/employee performance data and translate to actionable sales strategy.
•Conduct observations of sales techniques and document BP and areas of opportunity for use in final recommendations.
•Collect, review and rate current materials, product and campaigns for effectiveness in low income market.
•Work with the team to translate data analysis and observable behavior into one overall “best in class” sales playbook for low income demographics.
•Ensuring our internal teams are well informed on key findings and progress & the cross-team communication is open, flowing and not overwhelming (find the right balance) – working with team to identify performance gaps and best methods to improve performance, , working with team members on developing finished – resources, collateral, training, huddles, brainsharks, webinars, presentations, etc…
•Presenting recommendations and implementing key study findings the team selects into action
•Some travel required

SKILLS / QUALIFICATIONS

Minimum:
oBilingual (Spanish/English)
oStrong ability in multi-tasking
oStrong analytical skills and ability to spot and document trends
oHighly organized, detailed oriented, and fast learner
oStrong in Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint
oAttention to detail and ability to meet project timelines through good time management and workflow prioritization
oAble to work independently with minimal supervision
oSuperior oral and written communications skills
oStrong relationship building skills

Preferred:
All majors encouraged to apply, Marketing , Business, Communication and Finance majors are preferred
Prior internship experience in a corporate environment is preferred

Send resume to: cronkitecareerservices@asu.edu by February 15

COMPANY OVERVIEW
Cox Communications and its subsidiaries are Equal Opportunity Employers. We have a tradition of encouraging a wide diversity of talents through a broad range of hiring practices. Please note those individuals submitting resumes online or by mailing a resume are not considered an applicant for employment until a signed employment application form is completed, usually at the time of interview.

For more information about Cox Communications and its subsidiaries, please click here
www.coxmedia.com

 

Summer 2017 Allison+Partners Seattle- PAID
Public relations interns a graduating or recent graduate of, a university public relations, marketing, or other related program. The individual must demonstrate the ability to undertake basic public relations writing assignments, adapt to a fast-paced work environment, possess an understanding of basic media relations skills, interact professionally with clients, and exercise good judgment. A working knowledge of computers, as well as word processing and database management software is necessary. Interns will be mentored by the entire Allison+Partners team including senior executives. This paid internship opportunity is full-time and requires a candidate with relevant previous internship experience.

Responsibilities:
We are seeking a paid intern to work with us on a wide variety of client projects. These include, but are not limited to:

Draft basic public relations materials including news releases, media alerts, fact sheets, client meeting summaries, status reports and other materials as directed
Conduct industry and client research
Develop story and pitch angles
Monitor and track client coverage
Assist with media outreach, including pitching and follow-ups
Attend and participate in client meetings, presentations, and brainstorming sessions as directed
Attend media live-shots, in-studios and events as needed
Assist with the development and updating of media lists and other databases, including client, marketing, prospect and administrative databases
Complete timesheets daily, administrative duties and activities as assigned in a timely fashion
Assist firm staff with other client, business development and firm management projects as assigned

What to Expect:
You won’t spend your whole day stapling and making copies. You won’t be expected to do ridiculous Starbucks runs for everyone in the office. And you definitely won’t be forced to wear a costume and deliver client product to news stations at 3 a.m.

You will be doing important client work. You will be a valued team member whose input is appreciated. You will be expected to meet deadlines, keep promises and exceed expectations.

To Apply: Please send a cover letter, resume and writing samples to: sepeedeh@allisonpr.com. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Summer 2017- Yahoo! Sports- PAID

Yahoo! Sports Internship

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

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

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

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

 

Summer or Fall 2017- Allstate Insurance PR internship- PAID
REQUIREMENTS
CLASS STANDING: JR.+ w/previous internship experience
HOURS: MINIMUM: 16 HRS/WEEK (at least two full days/week)
TYPE: PAID $11/HR (Must register for course credit)

Allstate Insurance Southwest Region Corporate Relations interns will assume varied duties and projects in media relations, executive positioning, employee communications and marketing and sales communication. Duties include, but are not be limited to:
•Writing, editing and proofreading internal and external communication
•Creating and maintaining measurement and database information
•PR campaign execution
•Executive communication and internal event planning
•Video creation and editing
•Social media proficiency – all channels
•Photoshop, PowerPoint, graphic design creation and editing
•Researching selected topics (e.g. media lists, event costs, community relations issues) for proposals and program implementation
•Fulfilling other programmatic and administrative functions as required
•Responding to internal and external requests for information
•Outgoing, with excellent client service and presentation skills

Recruiter will be on campus on Friday February 24 to conduct interviews between 8:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. If you meet the qualifications and would like to interview with the company, send a resume and a paragraph of your career goals to cronkitecareerservices@asu.edu by February 15.

Summer or Fall 2017- Arizona Health-e Connection PR internship- PAID
Arizona Health-e Connection (S-1, F-1)
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

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.

Recruiter will be on campus on Friday February 24 to conduct interviews between 9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. If you meet the qualifications and would like to interview with the company, send a resume and a paragraph of your career goals to cronkitecareerservices@asu.edu by February 18.

Summer or Fall 2017- Banner Health PR 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 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

Recruiter will be on campus on Friday February 24 to conduct interviews between 8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. If you meet the qualifications and would like to interview with the company, send a resume and a paragraph of your career goals to cronkitecareerservices@asu.edu by February 18.

 

Summer or Fall 2017- CBS Radio Promotion and Publicity internship- PAID
REQUIREMENTS
CLASS STANDING: OPEN (second semester freshman- graduate student)
HOURS: MINIMUM 10 HRS/Week
TYPE: PAID ($10/HR; Must register for internship credit)

Interns will have the opportunity to work promotional events such as concerts, high school invasions, give back games, remotes, van stops and special events that the station is involved in. Interns will be trained and responsible for putting up/breaking down station tents, speakers and lights. Interns will interact with listeners and give away prizes at station events they work. They will have the opportunity to shadow department managers and have office/programming hours as well. Interns will receive school credit along with it being a paid internship for the hours worked. The internship lasts a semester long, so will be completed by early May.

Must complete a CBS Radio online application to be considered for an interview.

Summer 2017 application

Fall 2017 application

Recruiter will be on campus on Friday February 24 to conduct interviews between 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. If you meet the qualifications and would like to interview with the company, send a resume and a paragraph of your career goals to cronkitecareerservices@asu.edu by February 18.

Summer or Fall 2017- Desert Botanical Garden Marketing/Communications internship
REQUIREMENTS
CLASS STANDING: Currently enrolled JR+ Only w/ previous internship experience
HOURS: MINIMUM 15 HRS/Week
(Ideally, two full work days/week)
TYPE: UNPAID (Must register for internship credit)

Marketing Communications Intern

Responsible for assisting in tasks and duties as directed by the intern’s manager. Provides support for critical Garden projects. Develops technical knowledge and leadership skills for future career marketability.

Essential to this Position

The Marketing Communications Intern will be responsible for assisting the Marketing Communications Team with projects

Areas of Learning/Responsibilities
•Assist with distribution that could evolve into content development and social listening. (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube)
•Assist with content creation with copywriting
•Pitch and press release writing
•Manage and build media lists
•Manage donation request program
•Administrative Duties
•Some video creation projects

Qualifications
•Pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Marketing, Communications, or any other related degree
•Proficient in MS Office applications (Excel, Word, and Outlook)
•Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail with demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects, prioritize requests and meet deadlines
•Excellent communication skills and business professionalism
•Team player and interest in working with people on a regular basis

Recruiter will be on campus on Friday February 24 to conduct interviews between 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. If you meet the qualifications and would like to interview with the company, send a resume and a a paragraph of your career goals to cronkitecareerservices@asu.edu by February 18.

Summer or Fall 2017- Knight Agency PR internship
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

Recruiter will be on campus on Friday February 24 to conduct interviews between 8:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. If you meet the qualifications and would like to interview with the company, send a resume and a a paragraph of your career goals to cronkitecareerservices@asu.edu by February 15.

Summer or Fall 2017- Valley Metro PR internship- PAID
REQUIREMENTS
CLASS STANDING: Currently enrolled JR.+ w/previous internship experience (must receive course credit)
HOURS: MINIMUM 15 HRS/WEEK; Must have reliable transportation
TYPE: PAID ($12/HR)

The Valley Metro Communications Internship is designed to provide an introduction into the communication and marketing field at a public transportation agency. The position will primarily assist with capturing image-building moments on camera and post on social media or the agency’s YouTube channel. In addition, she or he may perform entry-level professional communication and marketing duties. Typical duties include but are not limited to: assisting with development of press releases, public relations campaign support, posting communication on social media channels, assisting with agency events and community outreach, video production including staff and rider interviews, and other duties as assigned. This internship will be part-time temporary (commitment to work up to 21 hours per week during the school year as schedules are flexible to accommodate full-time course load). May include some evening and weekend hours.

Recruiter will be on campus on Friday February 24 to conduct interviews between 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. If you meet the qualifications and would like to interview with the company, send a resume and a a paragraph of your career goals to cronkitecareerservices@asu.edu by February 18.

Summer or Fall 2017- Donor Network of AZ PR internship- 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.

Recruiter will be on campus on Friday February 24 to conduct interviews between 9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. If you meet the qualifications and would like to interview with the company, send a resume and a paragraph of your career goals to cronkitecareerservices@asu.edu by February 18.

 

Summer or Fall 2017- Duet: Partners in Aging PR internship- 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.

Recruiter will be on campus on Friday February 24 to conduct interviews between 9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. If you meet the qualifications and would like to interview with the company, send a resume and a paragraph of your career goals to cronkitecareerservices@asu.edu by February 18.

 

Summer or Fall 2017- EmpowHER Social Media internship
REQUIREMENTS
CLASS STANDING: OPEN (second semester freshman- graduate student)
HOURS: MINIMUM 12 HRS/WEEK
TYPE: Unpaid (Must receive course credit)

Social Media Internship

EmpowHER.com, an award-winning women’s health website based out of Scottsdale, is looking for a social media intern. As social media intern, you will will have the opportunity to produce and manage the high quality images on EmpowHER. We are offering an exciting internship opportunity for students studying or hoping to gain experience working with a women’s health and wellness website.

EmpowHER’s interns must have excellent personal management skills; organizational skills; ability to think creatively; and strong photo editing capabilities. Ideal candidates will have a strong academic record, social media skills and an interest in health and wellness.

Responsibilities (12-15 hours per week):
• Find and edit photos for EmpowHER’s content and social platforms
• Work with editors and design team to create socially shareable photos for EmpowHER content
• Help manage EmpowHER’s social media platforms
• Help drive engagement on EmpowHER’s social accounts
• Participate in weekly Twitter #HERchats

Requirements:
• Must have basic photo editing skills
• Must have active social media accounts
• A passion for helping others
• A passion for social media and engagement

Ideal Candidate will possess:
• High activity and knowledge of social media platforms
• An interest in photography, social photo editing (Instagram, Pinterest)
• Ability to enhance photos with text overlays, filters and other design tools
• Passion for health and wellness topics
• Previous experience with online publications, internships or photography

Recruiter will be on campus on Friday February 24 to conduct interviews between 9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. If you meet the qualifications and would like to interview with the company, send a resume and a paragraph of your career goals to cronkitecareerservices@asu.edu by February 18.

 

Summer or Fall 2017- Higley School District PR internship- 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

Recruiter will be on campus on Friday February 24 to conduct interviews between 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. If you meet the qualifications and would like to interview with the company, send a resume and a paragraph of your career goals to cronkitecareerservices@asu.edu by February 18.

 

Summer or Fall 2017- Visit Mesa PR internship- PAID
REQUIREMENTS
CLASS STANDING: Currently Enrolled JR+ (must receive course credit)
HOURS: MINIMUM 15 HRS/WEEK
TYPE: PAID ($10/hour)

o Drafting content on Mesa City Limitless visitor experiences that will be utilized in press releases, media pitches, newsletters, Visitor Guide, Website, Social Media, brochures, etc. Content must be original but content sharing from official Visit Mesa partner websites is allowed.
o AP style, press release writing style preferred.
o Writing blog posts and consumer-driven content for E-newsletters (quarterly/monthly depending on department)
o Support social media efforts on Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, Google+, Facebook, Vine, etc.
o Monitoring Google Alerts for media stories on Mesa visitor product
o Media list building (Vocus Media Database)
o Editorial Calendar Research (Vocus)
o Crafting pitches for media leads (HARO leads, USTA leads, DMAI leads, AOT leads, CVB leads)
o CRM Media Contact Management / Data Entry
o CRM Article Report Entry – deadlines monthly
o CRM Publication Contact Management
o Printing press releases and preparing media materials/Journalist welcome bags/loading USBs for in-bound media.
o Visitors Center support as needed.

Expectations:
The Communications Intern is expected to adhere to all Visit Mesa rules of employment as described in the employee manual. All duties are subject to change.

Qualifications: Students working toward a Bachelor’s degree in public relations, tourism, marketing, journalism or related profession is preferred. Knowledge of Microsoft Office applications including Word, Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint required; Knowledge of Adobe applications and Microsoft Publisher preferred. Strong writing and editing skills and basic knowledge of database entry preferred.

Office Hours: Monday – Friday, 8 AM – 5 PM

Recruiter will be on campus on Friday February 24 to conduct interviews between 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. If you meet the qualifications and would like to interview with the company, send a resume and a paragraph of your career goals to cronkitecareerservices@asu.edu by February 18.

 

Summer or Fall 2017- R & R Partners PR internship- PAID

REQUIREMENTS
CLASS STANDING: JR+; Previous Internship experience required
HOURS: MINIMUM 24 HRS/WEEK (3 full days MWF)
TYPE: PAID ($10/HR; must receive course credit)

As an intern you will become a member of Public Relations, Social Media and Account Service teams, while learning the basics of how a full-service marketing agency operates. The internship program will allow you to learn and acquire the skills needed to become a great practitioner.

Through the course of the internship, you will:
•Attend weekly PR team meetings to discuss ongoing projects and responsibilities
•Interact with all agency departments
•Have daily meetings with the Director of PR to discuss duties and responsibilities and priorities
•Work closely with an PR Director, Account Executives and Assistant Account Executive on projects for the agency’s clients
•Take ownership of one or more individual special project(s)
•Report to PR team daily and weekly on the progress of your projects
•Meet various benchmarks established for you by the Public Relations team such as attending live shots, writing news releases, pitching media, measuring success etc.

Public Relations Duties
•Writing media materials (news releases, media advisories, e-pitches)
•Targeted pitching (develop media lists, write pitches, pitch media, make follow-up calls)
•Measurement/evaluation (help with monthly and quarterly client measurement reports)
•Support client events
•Perform research for new business prospects
•Help to plan client events and schedule interviews as appropriate

Account Services Duties
•Assist with event coordination
•Place media avails
•Research
•Help creative team stay on task
•Work with vendors
•Attend client meetings

Social Media Duties
•Draft content calendars
•Research and collect digital assets
•Engage in community management

Expectations
•Maintain attendance 24 hours a week – 8 hours per day Monday, Wednesday and Friday preferred, but not required (8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.)
•Assist PR Team with daily client activities and assigned projects
•Attend internal and client meetings, as appropriate
•Ask many questions and provide appropriate feedback
•Maintain professional image and dress consistent with R&R guidelines
•Answer phones and perform receptionist duties as required

Recruiter will be on campus on Friday February 24 to conduct interviews between 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. If you meet the qualifications and would like to interview with the company, send a resume and a paragraph of your career goals to cronkitecareerservices@asu.edu by February 18.

 

SCHOLARSHIPS AND FELLOWSHIPS

BMI Foundation Scholarship- $5,000
Established in 2015, the BMI Founders Award is an annual scholarship competition open to radio broadcasting students nationwide. The award commemorates the group of radio industry leaders who founded Broadcast Music, Inc. in 1939 with an unprecedented and enduring mission: to provide a competitive source for music licensing and an open-door policy to songwriters, composers, and publishers of all genres of music. A $5,000 scholarship is awarded for the best original essay response submitted to the competition and recognizes a student with the potential to become an innovator in the rapidly changing field of broadcast radio. Deadline is April 1.

$2500 Scholarship- Freedom of Speech PSA Contest
What does freedom of speech mean to you? The National Association of Broadcasters Education Foundation (NABEF) wants to hear and see what you have to say. You just might win a $2,500 scholarship! Learn more about the scholarship.

Entry window: April 1-30, 2017.

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

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

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

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

 

Summer 2017-Cronkite-Zocalo Fellowship in Santa Monica- Paid
The Cronkite School is accepting applications for student fellowships in sustainability journalism with Zócalo Public Square at ASU’s new Santa Monica., Calif., bureau.

The fellowship will be offered in the summer 2017 semester with students working out of the new Cronkite School bureau in Santa Monica. Fellows will work up to 40 hours a week for $10 an hour, producing content for the Zócalo website and its media partners, and assisting with Zocalo’s public events. Students also may apply to receive Cronkite internship credit for the fellowship. Students will be responsible for arranging their own housing. The Cronkite School will cover the cost of travel to and from Santa Monica.

Zócalo Public Square, a project of the Center for Social Cohesion at Arizona State University, is a not-for-profit Ideas Exchange that seeks to engage a new, young and diverse generation in the public square through a blend of live events and humanities journalism. It partners with educational, cultural and philanthropic institutions to present free, non-partisan public events and conferences in cities across the U.S. and beyond and to publish original daily journalism that is distributed to more than 100 media outlets nationwide.

Fellows may be graduate or undergraduate Cronkite students with an interest in sustainability, energy, the environment and related fields. Duties include generating story ideas, identifying and working with Zocalo contributors (who include journalists, scholars and non-writers), writing and editing articles for the website, working with media syndicate partners, building audiences for journalism and events through social and other media, and assisting with the planning and execution of public discussions and lectures on current affairs topics. Fellows will work with a small staff of writers and editors who produce new content daily for the website and its media partners and who solicit contributions from diverse people whose voices would otherwise go unheard. Strong editing skills are a must as are curiosity and energy. The successful applicant will be able to generate story ideas off the news that provide a different perspective on current topics and write and edit for voice. Some evening work is required. Fellows may have the opportunity to travel to Zócalo events in California and around the country. A car is not required but is suggested.

To apply for summer 2017, send a resume and a statement of interest to: Cronkite Director of Career Services Mike Wong at mike.wong@asu.edu. by March 3.

Larry Whiteside Scholarship- Sports
Amount of the Award: $5,000

* Winner will receive a free trip to the 2017 NABJ Convention & Career Fair in New Orleans, LA. Registration, lodging, a round-trip flight and a meals stipend will be provided. He/She will be acknowledged during the Sports Task Force events and required to write a post-convention account of the experience.*

Student Type: Undergraduate or Graduate

Larry Whiteside, a pioneer in the field of sports journalism, was the first African-American beat sports writer for The Boston Globe. His achievements earned him many prestigious honors including induction into NABJ’s 2009 Hall of Fame (posthumous); NABJ’s 1999 Lifetime Achievement Award; induction into the 2008 National Baseball Hall of Fame (posthumous); and the 2008 J. G. Taylor Spink Award posthumously given by the Baseball Writers’ Association of America. Mr. Whiteside passed away in 2007 due to complications from Parkinson’s disease. NABJ’s Sports Task Force established this scholarship in Mr. Whiteside’s honor to provide financial assistance to journalism students interested in sport journalism.

Specific Application Requirements:
Must major in journalism with an interest in pursuing a career in sports journalism
Must be an undergraduate or graduate student with at least one year left in school.
G.P.A. requirement: 2.5 or higher in journalism major and at least a 2.0 cumulative

Essay topic: “Write a profile essay on a sports journalist (alive or deceased) you admire and explain why this person has inspired you to pursue a career in sports journalism.” (1,000 – 2,000 words)

General Application Requirements:
Resume
Cover Letter
Official College Transcript
Five (5) Work Samples
Three (3) References

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

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

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

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

 

PART-TIME JOBS OR VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

Video and Social Media- Dress For Success
Dress For Success Phoenix is seeking a motivated student to help continue to grow our social media and digital presence. Student worker will handle all social media handles, our Employ Her campaign, by facilitating client testimonials, creating videos and helping us grow our brand in the non-profit community. Duties include creating marketing pieces for all fundraising events as well.

Please send marketing/digital work samples or your portfolio to Lisa Doromal.

Social Media/Marketing- Madiyana Yoga Apparel
Madiyana Yoga Wear, LLC is a start-up company in North Scottsdale that manufactures and sells yoga apparel. We are in the infancy stage of development and would like to have a student assist us in promoting our new company through his/her expertise in social media, including Facebook, Instagram and other appropriate platforms. We plan to launch our first sales in apprxoimately May 2017 and our marketing consultant has advised us to hire student worker from the Walter Cronkite School to assist in our promotional efforts. In short, we would like the student to assist in developing and implementing a strategic promotional campaign for the business for its launch.

$12/Hour Interested? Contact Sharon Urias

Web Content Editor- Bicycle Website
In search of a Journalism or English major to act as Editor for web content. Wit and a knack for pithy comments welcomed. Experience with bicycles (road and MTB) a nice addition. Part-Time work, 20 hours initially can be spread over two weeks. Thereafter, on an as needed basis. $15 per hour.

Contact: Marilyn Nadeau
602-908-8830

Marilyn L. Nadeau
Executive Vice President

P 602-908-8830
E marilyn.nadeau@bicyclepassport.com

Bicycle Passport, LLC
P. O. Box 236
Silverthorne, Colorado 80498
www.BicyclePassport.com

 

Arizona Justice Project- Video
The Arizona Justice Project, a non-profit organization that provides legal services to help exonerate the innocent or correct cases of manifest injustice, is seeking assistance in creating a video to show on the closed circuit televisions in the Arizona Department of Corrections prisons.

The video would be “low tech” and feature one to two attorneys explaining the services of the Project and providing information for how inmates, who fit a certain criteria, can apply to have the Project review their case. This would foreseeably be an 8-10 minute video. The video is part of the Project’s outreach into the prisons to connect with certain inmates who may be wrongfully convicted.

Technical Needs:
Camera, set, lighting, and editing capabilities

Time Frame:
Ideally, the Project would like to have the video created and submitted to DOC by March 1, 2017.

Compensation:
$20/hour (Up to $100 total)

Contact:
Lindsay Herf
(602) 496-0285

 

Video Cam Operator/Interviewer- $25/hour
Position Description: i4cp is a leading human capital research firm seeking a creative individual, with exceptional interpersonal skills interested in conducting on-site video interviews with participants attending their annual multi-company conference. Video content will be processed for post-production by i4cp. Video interviews will be conducted during the conference at the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess Resort. The hours required for work are Tuesday, March 21st from 8:00am to 3:30pm and Wednesday, March 22nd from 8:00am to 4:00pm, with a possibility for some follow-up editing work.

Responsibilities:
•Conduct video interviews of participants, per the assigned schedule and guidelines provided by i4cp.
•Self-starter with strong communication skills, very comfortable in social situations.
•Proficient with basic video equipment – videocam, tripod & audio.
•Using your own equipment is preferred, but i4cp can provide if necessary.

Qualifications:
•University or equivalent experience in conducting interviews.
•Very outgoing and strong interpersonal skills.
•Must have a reliable means of transportation to travel to and from Scottsdale, AZ.
•Must be able to communicate in a respectful, friendly and culturally competent manner with interviewees.
•Must be able to pay close attention to detail and work independently.

Compensation: The hourly rate for this position is $25 per hour.

About i4cp:
Ranked among the fastest-growing companies on the Inc. 500/5000 list for four consecutive year, i4cp provides its extensive member network of leading global employers and government institutions with the research, peer collaboration, tools and data essential to developing and executing workforce strategies and practices and deliver higher market performance.

If you are interested or have questions, please contact:
Erik Samdahl, i4cp
206-357-7662

 

PSA Production- $200
The Coolidge Youth Coalition is looking for a motivated student who is interested in building his/her resume and experience in film production. Our organization has teamed up with Country Thunder Music Festivals to promote awareness on underage drinking and binge drinking throughout the 4-day festival taking place on April 6-9, 2017. One of our initiatives includes making PSA’s that share the risks and consequences of underage drinking and binge drinking. CYC PSA’s will be shown on the jumbotron in front of 40,000+ festival attendees.

Mandy Alexander

 

Arizona Cardinals Bruce Arians Golf Tournament Needs Volunteers
The Arians Family Foundation will be hosting its 4th annual Celebrity golf tournament at the Whirlwind Golf Course at the Wild Horse Pass Hotel March 24th and March 25th. We are looking for some ASU volunteers that would be interested in working this event.

For any students that are interested in volunteering at this event, we kindly ask that they send us just their resume and a cover letter explaining why they want to volunteer at Coach’s event.

Contact: Korinne Pro

 

Recording Assistant/Videographer
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.

Please read the full job description. Requisition ID 29826BR
Closes February 17.

Opportunities 2.3.17

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Internship Applications For Summer/Fall Interview Days

Today is the deadline to complete an application to participate in our upcoming internship interview days.

If you want to participate in our upcoming internship interview days when Phoenix-based companies recruit for summer/fall 2017 internships, you must complete an online application by today, February 3.

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

Note: Apparently, ASU is performing maintenance online so you will not be able to access your unofficial transcript until Monday 2/6/17 at 8:00 a.m. You should still complete the application by today’s 11:58 p.m. deadline without the unofficial transcript. However, you must submit your unofficial transcript by 2pm Monday February 6 to Cronkite 222 in order to make your application complete. Only complete internship applications will be processed.

 

Upcoming Internship Interview Days

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

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

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

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

 

Cronkite Innovation Day- February 3 (Today)
Cronkite Innovation Day includes a variety of interactive attractions, including indoor drones, telepresence robots, wearable technologies, 3D printers, virtual reality experiences and more. The event is open to all ASU students, faculty, staff and the public. Students who Tweet great ideas for journalistic uses of technology to #cronkiteinnovation can win prizes in continuous giveaways during the evening. Check it out and play with some high-tech “toys.”

First Amendment Forum 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Pac-12 Network Production Training at ASU- Friday February 24
For the 4th consecutive year, the Pac-12 Networks is offering our exclusive “Pac-12 Networks’ Television Production Student Training Program”. Training will be held at Wells Fargo Arena from 11 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Our mission and objective is to inspire and expose our Pac-12 University students to the world of live sports television production with an emphasis on safety, remote production techniques, mobile unit technologies, hands-on operating and educational experience. With our training team and production crews on site closely supervising trainees, the program is designed to help prepare our students to potentially work for the Pac-12 Networks and for a future job in the broadcast business (trainees are not entitled to a job at the conclusion of the training).

It is limited to the first 30 students who apply and if you apply, the Pac-12 Network expects you to attend.

During the training, students will have an opportunity to tour the mobile unit, get hands on with cameras and other equipment, participate in a Q&A session with on-air and production crew members and have a lot of time to network with full-time employees with Pac-12 Networks. We encourage students to come for the entire time.

Apply today!

Cronkite Study Abroad Programs in London and Dublin

Cronkite in Ireland: A Visual Storytelling Expedition
Dates: May 27th – June 7th, 2017
3 credits
Program fee: $3,935
Program is based in Dublin with visits to Derry and Belfast included!

Cronkite in London: Social Media and the News Culture
Dates: June 11th – 20th, 2017
3 credits
Program fee: $3,250
Program is based in London and includes many social-cultural excursions, including seeing the Queen in the Trooping the Colour parade, a night at the theater in London’s West End, and several visits to major media outlets.

The program fee for each program includes tuition for 3 ASU credits, all housing, in-country transportation for program events, entrance fees for program-related activities, some group meals, and health insurance.

Not included: trans-Atlantic airfare, most meals, passport, books and required course materials, and personal expenses. For students who apply to both programs, transportation between both sites is not included; there is a long weekend so you will have the opportunity to do some personal travel between both programs if you’d like!

Here is financial aid information or to learn more about ways to finance your trip, come to a Financing Your Study Abroad Program workshop.

 

May/August 2017 Graduates- Looking for a job at Public Media?
Public media is an exciting career choice for students and alumni.

On February 9, Current will host public media’s first virtual job fair. Current is public media’s leading source of news, information and jobs. This virtual career fair will enable people seeking positions in public radio and TV to meet employers who are actively recruiting for now and the near future. This online event is free to jobseekers and registration is now open. This is a unique opportunity to connect with gatekeepers and decision makers who are looking for diverse talent. Register today!

 

News Hack- Feb 18-19 in Tucson
Hands-on training on how to use sensor devices to collect all kinds of interesting data for journalism projects, including temperature, noise levels, water quality, air quality. Participants don’t have to know anything about this stuff. The teachers are starting from Step 1 and will teach everything you’d need to know to do your own project.

Student tickets cost $15 and can be purchased online. Here’s a detailed schedule of events. This is a great networking opportunity for students who are interested in the intersection of journalism and technology. Even the meals are included in this ticket price!

Questions? Contact Becky Pallack.

 

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

INTERNSHIPS

Spring 2017- Maricopa Corporate College (MCOR) PR Internship
MCOR is looking for interns to assist in growing MCOR’s Public Relations program. We are the newest entity of the Maricopa Community Colleges and we are looking for innovative self-starters to join our team and share our messaging through public and media relations, inbound marketing and content development, as well as web development and support of the website. Interns in this position may earn inbound certification from HubSpot during the course of their internship.

Summary of Duties
The positions work in the department of Marketing and Public Relations and include research, and production for MCOR public relations, media campaigns and inbound marketing platforms, web design and development, website support and Drupal. Responsibilities include any of the following areas: topic research, interviews, writing and editing content for press releases, blog posts, social media and web content, video production and web development. Interns help brand and maintain our voice across all media platforms.

Scope
The positions work within the area of Marketing and PR; work contacts include the MCOR Director of Marketing and Public Relations, administrators and staff, local, state and national media, IT team, vendors and clients. Equipment includes: Macintosh computers, printers, scanners, and digital cameras.
Supervision Received
This position reports to the Director of Marketing and Public Relations.

Responsibilities (Subject Focus Options)
– Build media relationships for print and broadcast.
– Web development and support.
– Content Development through video production and photography.
– Earn Inbound Certification from HubSpot (optional)

Minimum Qualifications
Any combination of education and experience that provides the required knowledge and abilities for the internship. An example of this would be college-level coursework in public relations, journalism, mass communications, marketing or similar field.
– Outstanding verbal and written communication skills.
– Ability to identify, cultivate and craft articles and media materials.
– Experience researching companies and issues.
– Previous Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and other social media experience required.
– Experience using the Microsoft Office suite of computer applications such as Drupal.
– Understanding of AP style and newswriting.
– Basic understanding news elements, newsroom operations and journalistic integrity.
– Web development, web support, website management.
– High standard of ethics, excellence and integrity.

Education and Experience
College sophomore, junior, senior or recent graduate in public relations, journalism, mass communications, marketing or similar field.
Hours: 8-20 per week for course credit. Timeline: Immediately for the Spring Semester.

Contact: Alexandria Coleman

 

Spring 2017- HS Sports Production Internship in Phoenix
HOURS: MINIMUM 10 HRS/WEEK
TYPE: Stipend $25-$100/game depending on position and work performed (Must register for course credit)

There is only one spot available. Will you be the one to snag it?

Hands on experience in production of high school sports webcasts/broadcasts, podcasts. On camera, behind the scenes, working in radio shows as well. Terrific experience in working along side trained professionals in the industry.

Camera Operator/Production Assistant/Red Hat/Social Media Correspondent/Graphics – At each high school sports game, intern will be in one of the roles available. Interns will work next to more experienced production personnel and will get hands on experience of live production.

Must have reliable transportation.

Contact Shay

 

Spring 2017 or Summer 2017- Video Production Mayo Clinic- PAID
Responsible for basic administrative, logistical and technical duties to support Producer/Directors in the pre-production and production of live and scripted programs. Will be responsible for creation of simple video programming, such as talking head, demonstrations, and medical/surgical video. These videos will have a high level of quality with low level of complexity. Interacts extensively with Producers/Directors, Executive Producer and other members of the production team, internal program participants including Mayo staff, Physicians and allied health staff as well as external participants such as actors/actresses, narrators and various members of the video production crew. Communicates with support staff throughout the organization and may contact Physicians to confirm or provide reminders of important information.

Responsibilities: The primary purpose of the Undergraduate Internship is to provide an intern with relevant field experiences in their chosen field of study. One or more mentors will be assigned to the intern to provide instruction, guidance and to assess performance. The intern is responsible for observing the functions and processes of the assigned work unit. In addition, the intern may be given selected work assignments to reinforce the learning experience, to assess the performance levels and to provide benefit to the work unit. The intern will be responsible for completing all internship-related assignments and reports for both Mayo and the participating educational facility. The duration and timing of the internship will be arranged with the intern and the sponsoring educational facility.

Qualifications: The incumbent must be actively enrolled in a degree program at a university and have achieved junior or senior status. Typically, this internship would occur after the student has taken most of the courses required by the degree program. Where applicable – the degree program must require an internship as a graduation requirement (or offer as a credit option.

Additional Qualifications: Intern candidates who are studying in the following degree programs are desired: Broadcasting, Film and Video Production. Additionally, preference may be given to candidates who have work experience the video editing platform Adobe Premiere Pro.

Read the entire job description and application instructions.

 

Spring 2017- PR Internship- PAID
The Ferraro Group in Phoenix is looking for great writer, (AP style) hard-worker, multi-tasker with social media experience.

Contact Heather Austin

 

Spring 2017- Communications Intern SWCA- PAID
SWCA, an environmental consulting firm headquartered in Phoenix, is seeking a dynamic, creative intern to support their marketing department with content creation and editing, social media strategy, videos, and more.

What we require:
¬Strong written and verbal communication skills
¬Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite
¬Basic familiarity with Adobe products (InDesign, Photoshop, Acrobat Pro) with a desire to learn more
¬Organization and time management skills
¬New media skills (such as video production) a plus
¬Familiarity with and/or willingness to learn publishing platforms such as SharePoint and Drupal

What you’ll gain:
¬Experience working in a professional environment supporting seasoned corporate communications professionals and leaders in the environmental consulting industry
¬The ability to train and hone your skills in content creation, photo editing, and InDesign
¬Opportunities to write articles for our websites
¬Experience editing and reviewing marketing materials and internal communications
¬Inside knowledge of what it takes to develop successful corporate and marketing communications

Contact: Gina Wagner
Senior Marketing Communications Writer

 

Spring or Summer 2017- The Arizona Chamber Government Affairs Internship
The Arizona Chamber has been the voice of business at the Arizona Capitol and with the Arizona congressional delegation for over four decades. Arizona’s elected officials, regulators, and grassroots activists consider the Arizona Chamber one of the most effective and respected public policy associations in Arizona.

Government Affairs Externship Summary:
As a Government Affairs Extern at the Arizona Chamber, you will gain in-depth legislative experience from seasoned lobbyists and learn first-hand what it’s like to work with the state legislature and influence policy that affects the entire state.

The work environment at the Chamber and at the Capitol is fast-paced. The ideal candidate will be organized and capable of managing multiple projects and understanding deadlines without direct supervision. Responsibilities will vary based on needs during session. Tasks may include but are not limited to the following:
 Assist with development and implementation of state and federal affairs agenda
 Monitor and report on committee meetings, hearings, floor debates, and other
legislative activities
 Assist with bill tracking, research and reporting
 Assist with the review, creation and circulation of media content, including news articles, letters to the editor, opinion pieces, and blog post
 Monitor social media platforms, create social media content, assist with management of website
 Assist with preparation for and staffing of Arizona Chamber policy committee meetings
 Support policy team with administrative and other back-office tasks

The ideal candidate will possess the following qualities:
 Effective written and oral communication skills
 Ability to work independently
 Professional demeanor
 Proficient in Microsoft Office, legal research tools, and all social media platforms
 Organized and capable of prioritizing time-sensitive assignments
 Strong interest in the legislative process
 Background in public policy, political science, government affairs or related fields
desirable but not required

15-40 hours per week (must be able to commit to a regular schedule)
Interested candidates should send a resume, writing sample and transcript to Doran Miller

 

Spring 2017- Photo Internship- MCO 294 credit only
Capital Blonde seeks an intern to:

Shooting on a DSLR camera (I can provide camera, but must have previous photography experience) top quality sharp images will be expected.
Using Photoshop and Adobe Lightroom for editing.
Helping manage social media platforms such as Twitter, Instagram, FB page, etc.
Learning and working with a WordPress site and helping with the smooth functionality of Capital Blonde.

This internship will be very photo heavy so anyone that has the love for photography and looking to sharpen their skills.

Contact: Neena Krilich

 

Summer/Fall 2017- Arizona Cardinals Social Media
This internship will cover two full semesters and partial semesters of two others.

The Arizona Cardinals Social Media Intern will be responsible for creating graphics and videos, as well as taking photos, for distribution on the club’s social media channels. This position will run from April 10, 2017 through the end of the 2018 season. Additionally, the social media intern will assist in the club’s day-to-day content for Instagram and Snapchat. The role will be a paid position, 30 hours a week.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
 Assist in monitoring and executing on social platforms
 Produce graphics and videos
 Execute fan incentive programs
 Coordinate takeovers with players
 Capture and edit photos for posting on social media
 Cover various events
 Other duties as assigned

Qualifications:
 Strong skillset with Adobe PhotoShop, Illustrator, Dreamweaver, After Effects and Premiere Pro
 College juniors, seniors or recent graduates preferred
 Flexible to work nights, holidays and weekends
 Experience working for a major brand preferred, but not required
 Proficiency in Microsoft Office
 Photography experience

Interested candidates please contact:
Brandon Naidus
Manager, Social Media
Arizona Cardinals Football Club

 

Summer 2017- Data Intern at Palm Beach Post- PAID
The Palm Beach Post in West Palm Beach, Fla., is looking for top reporting candidates for summer 2017 paid internships as well as a coding-savvy reporter for a six-month, paid data internship starting as early as April 2017.

In South Florida, you’ll find not only warm weather, but open records laws that sizzle. We’re known for exposing corruption, grabbing a little piece of every big national story and, of course, Mar-a-Lago, the winter White House of Donald J. Trump.

For summer reporting interns, if you’re dedicated to a career in news gathering and want a place to show what you can do, this is the internship for you. Our interns must juggle a load of daily news and crime stories, features, blogs, and, when they really put their mind to it, the kind of in-depth stories that make newspapers great.

Summer interns must have a proven interest in journalism and at least two years of college. It helps if you can sort a spreadsheet, shoot a photo or edit a video.

For the data internship, the ideal candidate should have enough flexibility to pick technologies to solve the needs of a small data desk. Coding experience is essential. Let us know your preferred means and area of coding expertise. Our ideal candidate is aching to crunch numbers but also can make them come alive online. The position calls for helping all newsroom reporters with data analysis while pursuing in-depth projects with The Post’s investigative team.

The data intern must be available to work 40 hours a week. The job is full-time but temporary in duration, lasting six months. A four-year college degree is preferred. The internship is scheduled to begin in the second quarter of 2017. However, candidates graduating in May will be considered.

For both internships, interested candidates should provide a cover letter, resume, references and code or work samples. Please indicate which internship you are seeking. Data candidates, please indicate if you will be attending the NICAR conference in Jacksonville in March.

Send packages to Joel Engelhardt, investigative team editor, at pbpostinterns@gmail.com by Sunday, Feb. 19, 2017.

 

Summer 2017- Chalkbeat- PAID
Want to help us cover the effort to transform public education? Do you believe in building the future of strong, sustainable journalism? Do you love to learn on the job?

Chalkbeat is hiring mission-driven journalists, business staff and technologists who believe an independent local press is vital to ensuring that education improves. Join us as we seek to provide deep, local coverage of education policy and practice that informs decisions and actions, leading to better schools.

Paid summer education reporting internships available.
Interns will have the opportunity to undertake daily education news assignments, to work on enterprise stories, and to participate in the life of our reporting teams in every way.

Ideal candidates will demonstrate a passion for public policy and social issues journalism, strong reporting and writing skills, and comfort working in digital media. They will be mission-driven, entrepreneurial, creative, energetic, and tenacious reporters. Learn more and review the application.

 

Summer 2017- PR/Advertising/Marketing Internship in Kansas City- PAID
Bernstein-Rein Advertising has one of the best advertising internship programs Kansas City (and maybe even the world) has to offer – in our humble opinion. Our summer internship program is for any forward-thinking lovers of advertising that have completed at least their sophomore year of college. Already graduated? Looking for a change in profession? No sweat. We’ll review your application as well.

We will be offering10-week paid internships in the following departments:

Digital
Social
Account Management
Project Management
Creative
Production
Media Planning & Buying
The application window will be open until February 28 and our 2017 summer interns will be selected by March 31. Follow us on social to learn more about us and to join in on the conversation! Learn more about the internship.

 

Summer 2017- Make-A-Wish Arizona Marketing/Public Relations Intern
Position Description: Support public relations, marketing and promotional activities at Make-A-Wish Arizona. Work commensurate with entry-level public relations and marketing position. Strong writing and grammar skills are essential. Media and social media experience valued.

Responsibilities:
•Crafting wish stories from Arizona wish kids and families for website, social media and email marketing
•Creating posts for social media sites, including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn
•Developing and updating web site copy
•Writing news releases and media alerts
•Support for Walk for Wishes event in October for Phoenix and Tucson
•Other duties as assigned

Qualifications:
•Junior or Senior in Communications, Journalism and/or Public Relations major preferred
•Excellent communication, writing, research and presentation skills
•Strong project management and customer service skills
•Ability to work independently
•Minimum of 16 hour work week preferred

Two writing samples (preferably published) required with application.
Benefits: Valuable work experience and college credit available. No monetary compensation.

To Apply: Send cover letter, resume and at least two writing samples to:
Hollie Costello, Director, Public Relations and Marketing

 

Summer 2017- Production Operations Internship ESPN Los Angeles-PAID
Working at ESPN is unlike anything else. That’s because we’re always finding new ways to interact with fans – however and wherever they connect with sports. When you have the latest technology, game-changing ideas and world-class talent on your team, every day is extraordinary.

We Are…
ESPN Production Operations comprises Network Control, Content Edit, Studio Operations, Production Control Rooms, Facility Resources and Business Operations. Our work is produced and then converted for different distribution on mobile phones, iPad, Video on Demand, .com and other digital carriers.

Responsibilities

A Day in the Life:
Hands-on training on state of the art equipment and work in a live production environment to deliver on-air product to our fans
Roles include but are not limited to: server based non-linear edit, Master Control, media record and play out, studio cameras, video shading and more
Daily shift reporting and participation at periodic staff meetings
Basic Qualifications

What You Bring to the Role:
Experience in Final Cut Pro, Avid or other studio or edit systems
Hands-on experience in any of the studio or edit systems offered as well as campus control room operations and/or previous internship in operations
Basic understanding of all TV Production equipment and technology within assigned operating areas, which may include but not be limited to; VTRs, server based recording/playback devices and related software applications, master control switchers and related equipment, production switchers and/or audio boards
Preferred Qualifications
Strong interest and desire in pursuing a career in an operations role
Communications, television production and/or electronic journalism background
Ability to read and write in Spanish
Preferred Education
Enrolled as a junior, senior or graduate student in an accredited college/university in the semester prior to the internship

Read the full job description.

 

Summer 2017- Cox Media Field Sales Residential Internship- PAID 
Field Sales consists of three separate Sales channels that have a strong local, ‘feet on the street’ element. These channels include: Retail, Third Party Retail, Direct Sales and other emerging proactive channels. The Field Sales team is responsible for driving customer relationships, primary service units and revenue for these important Sales channels and also coordinating with the other distribution channels to achieve the overall revenue plan. This team has key accountability for the high-performance execution for all territory sales channels for the West region consisting of the Arizona, Las Vegas and California markets.

SPECIFIC DUTIES
•Analyze customer segment data/employee performance data and translate to actionable sales strategy.
•Conduct observations of sales techniques and document BP and areas of opportunity for use in final recommendations.
•Collect, review and rate current materials, product and campaigns for effectiveness in low income market.
•Work with the team to translate data analysis and observable behavior into one overall “best in class” sales playbook for low income demographics.
•Ensuring our internal teams are well informed on key findings and progress & the cross-team communication is open, flowing and not overwhelming (find the right balance) – working with team to identify performance gaps and best methods to improve performance, , working with team members on developing finished – resources, collateral, training, huddles, brainsharks, webinars, presentations, etc…
•Presenting recommendations and implementing key study findings the team selects into action
•Some travel required

SKILLS / QUALIFICATIONS

Minimum:
oBilingual (Spanish/English)
oStrong ability in multi-tasking
oStrong analytical skills and ability to spot and document trends
oHighly organized, detailed oriented, and fast learner
oStrong in Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint
oAttention to detail and ability to meet project timelines through good time management and workflow prioritization
oAble to work independently with minimal supervision
oSuperior oral and written communications skills
oStrong relationship building skills

Preferred:
All majors encouraged to apply, Marketing , Business, Communication and Finance majors are preferred
Prior internship experience in a corporate environment is preferred

Send resume to: cronkitecareerservices@asu.edu by February 15

COMPANY OVERVIEW
Cox Communications and its subsidiaries are Equal Opportunity Employers. We have a tradition of encouraging a wide diversity of talents through a broad range of hiring practices. Please note those individuals submitting resumes online or by mailing a resume are not considered an applicant for employment until a signed employment application form is completed, usually at the time of interview.

For more information about Cox Communications and its subsidiaries, please click here
www.coxmedia.com

 

Summer 2017 Allison+Partners Seattle- PAID
Public relations interns a graduating or recent graduate of, a university public relations, marketing, or other related program. The individual must demonstrate the ability to undertake basic public relations writing assignments, adapt to a fast-paced work environment, possess an understanding of basic media relations skills, interact professionally with clients, and exercise good judgment. A working knowledge of computers, as well as word processing and database management software is necessary. Interns will be mentored by the entire Allison+Partners team including senior executives. This paid internship opportunity is full-time and requires a candidate with relevant previous internship experience.

Responsibilities:
We are seeking a paid intern to work with us on a wide variety of client projects. These include, but are not limited to:

Draft basic public relations materials including news releases, media alerts, fact sheets, client meeting summaries, status reports and other materials as directed
Conduct industry and client research
Develop story and pitch angles
Monitor and track client coverage
Assist with media outreach, including pitching and follow-ups
Attend and participate in client meetings, presentations, and brainstorming sessions as directed
Attend media live-shots, in-studios and events as needed
Assist with the development and updating of media lists and other databases, including client, marketing, prospect and administrative databases
Complete timesheets daily, administrative duties and activities as assigned in a timely fashion
Assist firm staff with other client, business development and firm management projects as assigned

What to Expect:
You won’t spend your whole day stapling and making copies. You won’t be expected to do ridiculous Starbucks runs for everyone in the office. And you definitely won’t be forced to wear a costume and deliver client product to news stations at 3 a.m.

You will be doing important client work. You will be a valued team member whose input is appreciated. You will be expected to meet deadlines, keep promises and exceed expectations.

To Apply: Please send a cover letter, resume and writing samples to: sepeedeh@allisonpr.com. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Summer 2017- Yahoo! Sports- PAID

Yahoo! Sports Internship

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Spring 2018- Winter Olympics in South Korea
This is a paid, highly competitive internship opportunity with varying start and end dates listed below. Rising sophomores, juniors and graduate students are eligible.

PyeongChang, South Korea: 01/15/2018-02/28/2018
Stamford, CT: 01/20/2018-02/27/2018

Deadline: May 31, 2017

Program Qualifications
·In pursuit of an Associate, Bachelor or Graduate degree at an Accredited Institution and able to provide documentation to confirm degree progress
·Must be enrolled in college at the time of the internship with at least a sophomore standing (students who graduate prior to February 2018 will not be eligible for the program)
·Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above
·All majors welcome – preferred majors: Journalism, Communications, Korean Language Majors, Graphic Design, Engineering, and Business
·Knowledge/interest in Olympic Sports
·Must be willing to work assigned hours, including evenings and weekends
·Must be 18 years of age or older
·Must have unrestricted authorization to work in the U.S. without a visa or sponsorship
·Must be able to work on-site in PyeongChang, South Korea or Stamford, CT

If you are interested and are willing to miss the first 8 weeks of the spring 2018 semester, please contact your academic advisor to see if this is feasible with the track you’re on. If it is feasible, please send a resume (Word Document) and cover letter to cronkitecareerservices@asu.edu by April 15 and we will forward to NBC.

 

SCHOLARSHIPS AND FELLOWSHIPS

$2500 Scholarship- Freedom of Speech PSA Contest
What does freedom of speech mean to you? The National Association of Broadcasters Education Foundation (NABEF) wants to hear and see what you have to say. You just might win a $2,500 scholarship! Learn more about the scholarship.

Entry window: April 1-30, 2017.

 

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

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

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

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

 

Summer 2017-Cronkite-Zocalo Fellowship in Santa Monica- Paid
The Cronkite School is accepting applications for student fellowships in sustainability journalism with Zócalo Public Square at ASU’s new Santa Monica., Calif., bureau.

The fellowship will be offered in the summer 2017 semester with students working out of the new Cronkite School bureau in Santa Monica. Fellows will work up to 40 hours a week for $10 an hour, producing content for the Zócalo website and its media partners, and assisting with Zocalo’s public events. Students also may apply to receive Cronkite internship credit for the fellowship. Students will be responsible for arranging their own housing. The Cronkite School will cover the cost of travel to and from Santa Monica.

Zócalo Public Square, a project of the Center for Social Cohesion at Arizona State University, is a not-for-profit Ideas Exchange that seeks to engage a new, young and diverse generation in the public square through a blend of live events and humanities journalism. It partners with educational, cultural and philanthropic institutions to present free, non-partisan public events and conferences in cities across the U.S. and beyond and to publish original daily journalism that is distributed to more than 100 media outlets nationwide.

Fellows may be graduate or undergraduate Cronkite students with an interest in sustainability, energy, the environment and related fields. Duties include generating story ideas, identifying and working with Zocalo contributors (who include journalists, scholars and non-writers), writing and editing articles for the website, working with media syndicate partners, building audiences for journalism and events through social and other media, and assisting with the planning and execution of public discussions and lectures on current affairs topics. Fellows will work with a small staff of writers and editors who produce new content daily for the website and its media partners and who solicit contributions from diverse people whose voices would otherwise go unheard. Strong editing skills are a must as are curiosity and energy. The successful applicant will be able to generate story ideas off the news that provide a different perspective on current topics and write and edit for voice. Some evening work is required. Fellows may have the opportunity to travel to Zócalo events in California and around the country. A car is not required but is suggested.

To apply for summer 2017, send a resume and a statement of interest to: Cronkite Director of Career Services Mike Wong at mike.wong@asu.edu. by March 3.

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

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

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

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

 

PART-TIME JOBS OR VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

Student Videographer- Arizona PBS
Student videographer position to shoot b-roll, interviews and packages with producers.

Essential Duties
Shooting and editing video using HD Cameras, Adobe Premiere and After Effects. Work with other students who will coordinate shoots and produce and edit. Requires some knowledge of lighting for video as well.

Minimum Qualifications
Little or no training or experience is required.

Experience with:
-shooting and editing video using HD Cameras, Adobe Premiere and After Effects.
-working with other students who coordinate shoots and produce and edit.
-using proper lighting for video.

This job is now posted on the ASU Student Employment website through a close date of 7th of February at 3pm.

Please direct applicants to:
https://students.asu.edu/employment/search

Click ‘search on-campus jobs’
Search for Requisition ID 29467BR

Cronkite School Equipment Room
The Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication is seeking a student worker to assist students and staff with broadcast equipment check in and out. This is job is available for this Spring, Summer and Fall semesters.

Essential Duties
Checking in and out equipment to students and staff.

Able to learn the equipment in the lab and answer general questions about the equipment.

Student must be able to move up to 20 pounds, be stationary position for extended periods, and provide good customer service to students/staff.

Provide excellent customer service and the ability to work in a team environment.

This job is now posted on the ASU Student Employment website through a close date of Monday the 6th of February at 3pm.

Please direct applicants to:
https://students.asu.edu/employment/search

Click ‘search on-campus jobs’

Search for Requisition ID 29621BR

ASU Athletics Public Address Announcers- Softball
ASU is hosting one of the largest collegiate softball tournaments in the U.S. February 9-12 at the Tempe Sports Complex (Warner & Hardy). The tournament is called the Kajikawa Classic and some of the nation’s best softball teams will compete over the weekend. If you know the rules and terminology of softball, have experience as an announcer and would like to make some money working as a public address announcer, reading copy and announcing batters and players, then send a note to cronkitecareerservices@asu.edu by Sunday February 5. The quicker you respond, the better chances of securing the times you want. If you sign up, we expect you to show up.  Pay is about $35-$40/game.

The schedule
Thursday Feb. 9: 3 p.m., 5:45 p.m. and 6 p.m.
Friday Feb.10: 9 a.m, 930 a.m., 11:45 a.m., 12:15 p.m., 2:30 p.m., 2:45 p.m., 5:45 p.m., 6:00 p.m.
Saturday Feb. 11: 9 a.m., 930 a.m., 11:45 a.m., 12:15 p.m., 2:30 p.m., 2:45 p.m.. 3:00 p.m.
Sunday Feb.12: 9 a.m., 11:45 a.m.

PSA Production- $200
The Coolidge Youth Coalition is looking for a motivated student who is interested in building his/her resume and experience in film production. Our organization has teamed up with Country Thunder Music Festivals to promote awareness on underage drinking and binge drinking throughout the 4-day festival taking place on April 6-9, 2017. One of our initiatives includes making PSA’s that share the risks and consequences of underage drinking and binge drinking. CYC PSA’s will be shown on the jumbotron in front of 40,000+ festival attendees.

Mandy Alexander

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ANNOUNCEMENTS

Pac-12 Network Production Training at ASU- Friday February 24
For the 4th consecutive year, the Pac-12 Networks is offering our exclusive “Pac-12 Networks’ Television Production Student Training Program”. Training will be held at Wells Fargo Arena from 11 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Our mission and objective is to inspire and expose our Pac-12 University students to the world of live sports television production with an emphasis on safety, remote production techniques, mobile unit technologies, hands-on operating and educational experience. With our training team and production crews on site closely supervising trainees, the program is designed to help prepare our students to potentially work for the Pac-12 Networks and for a future job in the broadcast business (trainees are not entitled to a job at the conclusion of the training).

It is limited to the first 30 students who apply and if you apply, the Pac-12 Network expects you to attend.

During the training, students will have an opportunity to tour the mobile unit, get hands on with cameras and other equipment, participate in a Q&A session with on-air and production crew members and have a lot of time to network with full-time employees with Pac-12 Networks. We encourage students to come for the entire time.

Apply today!

Internship Applications For Summer/Fall Interview Days
You have about a week left to complete an application to participate in our upcoming internship interview days.

If you want to participate in our upcoming internship interview days when Phoenix-based companies recruit for summer/fall 2017 internships, you must complete an online application by February 3.

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

 

Upcoming Internship Interview Days

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

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

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

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

 

Resume Session
Do you need help with your resume or just don’t know where to start? Attend this 45-minute session to discover how to create a clean, professional resume that is relevant for media opportunities. Bring your resume, we’ll review it with others and all learn together. RSVP by January 30.

Tuesday Jan 31
4:30 p.m.
CRONK 314

Wednesday Feb 1
9:00 a.m.
CRONK 314

 

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

 

Cronkite Study Abroad Programs in London and Dublin

Cronkite in Ireland: A Visual Storytelling Expedition
Dates: May 27th – June 7th, 2017
3 credits
Program fee: $3,935
Program is based in Dublin with visits to Derry and Belfast included!

Cronkite in London: Social Media and the News Culture
Dates: June 11th – 20th, 2017
3 credits
Program fee: $3,250
Program is based in London and includes many social-cultural excursions, including seeing the Queen in the Trooping the Colour parade, a night at the theater in London’s West End, and several visits to major media outlets.

The program fee for each program includes tuition for 3 ASU credits, all housing, in-country transportation for program events, entrance fees for program-related activities, some group meals, and health insurance.

Not included: trans-Atlantic airfare, most meals, passport, books and required course materials, and personal expenses. For students who apply to both programs, transportation between both sites is not included; there is a long weekend so you will have the opportunity to do some personal travel between both programs if you’d like!

Here is financial aid information or to learn more about ways to finance your trip, come to a Financing Your Study Abroad Program workshop.

 

May/August 2017 Graduates- Looking for a job at Public Media?
Public media is an exciting career choice for students and alumni.

On February 9, Current will host public media’s first virtual job fair. Current is public media’s leading source of news, information and jobs. This virtual career fair will enable people seeking positions in public radio and TV to meet employers who are actively recruiting for now and the near future. This online event is free to jobseekers and registration is now open. This is a unique opportunity to connect with gatekeepers and decision makers who are looking for diverse talent. Register today!

 

News Hack- Feb 18-19 in Tucson
Hands-on training on how to use sensor devices to collect all kinds of interesting data for journalism projects, including temperature, noise levels, water quality, air quality. Participants don’t have to know anything about this stuff. The teachers are starting from Step 1 and will teach everything you’d need to know to do your own project.

Student tickets cost $15 and can be purchased online. Here’s a detailed schedule of events. This is a great networking opportunity for students who are interested in the intersection of journalism and technology. Even the meals are included in this ticket price!

Questions? Contact Becky Pallack.

 

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

INTERNSHIPS

Spring 2017- HS Sports Production Internship in Phoenix
HOURS: MINIMUM 10 HRS/WEEK
TYPE: Stipend $25-$100/game depending on position and work performed (Must register for course credit)

There is only one spot available. Will you be the one to snag it?

Hands on experience in production of high school sports webcasts/broadcasts, podcasts. On camera, behind the scenes, working in radio shows as well. Terrific experience in working along side trained professionals in the industry.

Camera Operator/Production Assistant/Red Hat/Social Media Correspondent/Graphics – At each high school sports game, intern will be in one of the roles available. Interns will work next to more experienced production personnel and will get hands on experience of live production.

Must have reliable transportation.

Contact Shay

Spring 2017- PR Internship- PAID
The Ferraro Group in Phoenix is looking for great writer, (AP style) hard-worker, multi-tasker with social media experience.

Contact Heather Austin

Spring 2017- Communications Intern SWCA- PAID
SWCA, an environmental consulting firm headquartered in Phoenix, is seeking a dynamic, creative intern to support their marketing department with content creation and editing, social media strategy, videos, and more.

What we require:
¬Strong written and verbal communication skills
¬Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite
¬Basic familiarity with Adobe products (InDesign, Photoshop, Acrobat Pro) with a desire to learn more
¬Organization and time management skills
¬New media skills (such as video production) a plus
¬Familiarity with and/or willingness to learn publishing platforms such as SharePoint and Drupal

What you’ll gain:
¬Experience working in a professional environment supporting seasoned corporate communications professionals and leaders in the environmental consulting industry
¬The ability to train and hone your skills in content creation, photo editing, and InDesign
¬Opportunities to write articles for our websites
¬Experience editing and reviewing marketing materials and internal communications
¬Inside knowledge of what it takes to develop successful corporate and marketing communications

Contact: Gina Wagner
Senior Marketing Communications Writer

Spring 2017- Photo Internship- MCO 294 credit only
Capital Blonde seeks an intern to:

Shooting on a DSLR camera (I can provide camera, but must have previous photography experience) top quality sharp images will be expected.
Using Photoshop and Adobe Lightroom for editing.
Helping manage social media platforms such as Twitter, Instagram, FB page, etc.
Learning and working with a WordPress site and helping with the smooth functionality of Capital Blonde.

This internship will be very photo heavy so anyone that has the love for photography and looking to sharpen their skills.

Contact: Neena Krilich

Summer/Fall 2017- Arizona Cardinals Social Media
This internship will cover two full semesters and partial semesters of two others.

The Arizona Cardinals Social Media Intern will be responsible for creating graphics and videos, as well as taking photos, for distribution on the club’s social media channels. This position will run from April 10, 2017 through the end of the 2018 season. Additionally, the social media intern will assist in the club’s day-to-day content for Instagram and Snapchat. The role will be a paid position, 30 hours a week.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
 Assist in monitoring and executing on social platforms
 Produce graphics and videos
 Execute fan incentive programs
 Coordinate takeovers with players
 Capture and edit photos for posting on social media
 Cover various events
 Other duties as assigned

Qualifications:
 Strong skillset with Adobe PhotoShop, Illustrator, Dreamweaver, After Effects and Premiere Pro
 College juniors, seniors or recent graduates preferred
 Flexible to work nights, holidays and weekends
 Experience working for a major brand preferred, but not required
 Proficiency in Microsoft Office
 Photography experience

Interested candidates please contact:
Brandon Naidus
Manager, Social Media
Arizona Cardinals Football Club

Summer 2017- Chalkbeat- PAID
Want to help us cover the effort to transform public education? Do you believe in building the future of strong, sustainable journalism? Do you love to learn on the job?

Chalkbeat is hiring mission-driven journalists, business staff and technologists who believe an independent local press is vital to ensuring that education improves. Join us as we seek to provide deep, local coverage of education policy and practice that informs decisions and actions, leading to better schools.

Paid summer education reporting internships available.
Interns will have the opportunity to undertake daily education news assignments, to work on enterprise stories, and to participate in the life of our reporting teams in every way.

Ideal candidates will demonstrate a passion for public policy and social issues journalism, strong reporting and writing skills, and comfort working in digital media. They will be mission-driven, entrepreneurial, creative, energetic, and tenacious reporters. Learn more and review the application.

Summer 2017- PR/Advertising/Marketing Internship in Kansas City- PAID
Bernstein-Rein Advertising has one of the best advertising internship programs Kansas City (and maybe even the world) has to offer – in our humble opinion. Our summer internship program is for any forward-thinking lovers of advertising that have completed at least their sophomore year of college. Already graduated? Looking for a change in profession? No sweat. We’ll review your application as well.

We will be offering10-week paid internships in the following departments:

Digital
Social
Account Management
Project Management
Creative
Production
Media Planning & Buying
The application window will be open until February 28 and our 2017 summer interns will be selected by March 31. Follow us on social to learn more about us and to join in on the conversation! Learn more about the internship.

Summer 2017- Make-A-Wish Arizona Marketing/Public Relations Intern
Position Description: Support public relations, marketing and promotional activities at Make-A-Wish Arizona. Work commensurate with entry-level public relations and marketing position. Strong writing and grammar skills are essential. Media and social media experience valued.

Responsibilities:
•Crafting wish stories from Arizona wish kids and families for website, social media and email marketing
•Creating posts for social media sites, including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn
•Developing and updating web site copy
•Writing news releases and media alerts
•Support for Walk for Wishes event in October for Phoenix and Tucson
•Other duties as assigned

Qualifications:
•Junior or Senior in Communications, Journalism and/or Public Relations major preferred
•Excellent communication, writing, research and presentation skills
•Strong project management and customer service skills
•Ability to work independently
•Minimum of 16 hour work week preferred

Two writing samples (preferably published) required with application.
Benefits: Valuable work experience and college credit available. No monetary compensation.

To Apply: Send cover letter, resume and at least two writing samples to:
Hollie Costello, Director, Public Relations and Marketing

Summer 2017- Cox Media Field Sales Residential Internship- PAID 
Field Sales consists of three separate Sales channels that have a strong local, ‘feet on the street’ element. These channels include: Retail, Third Party Retail, Direct Sales and other emerging proactive channels. The Field Sales team is responsible for driving customer relationships, primary service units and revenue for these important Sales channels and also coordinating with the other distribution channels to achieve the overall revenue plan. This team has key accountability for the high-performance execution for all territory sales channels for the West region consisting of the Arizona, Las Vegas and California markets.

SPECIFIC DUTIES
•Analyze customer segment data/employee performance data and translate to actionable sales strategy.
•Conduct observations of sales techniques and document BP and areas of opportunity for use in final recommendations.
•Collect, review and rate current materials, product and campaigns for effectiveness in low income market.
•Work with the team to translate data analysis and observable behavior into one overall “best in class” sales playbook for low income demographics.
•Ensuring our internal teams are well informed on key findings and progress & the cross-team communication is open, flowing and not overwhelming (find the right balance) – working with team to identify performance gaps and best methods to improve performance, , working with team members on developing finished – resources, collateral, training, huddles, brainsharks, webinars, presentations, etc…
•Presenting recommendations and implementing key study findings the team selects into action
•Some travel required

SKILLS / QUALIFICATIONS

Minimum:
oBilingual (Spanish/English)
oStrong ability in multi-tasking
oStrong analytical skills and ability to spot and document trends
oHighly organized, detailed oriented, and fast learner
oStrong in Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint
oAttention to detail and ability to meet project timelines through good time management and workflow prioritization
oAble to work independently with minimal supervision
oSuperior oral and written communications skills
oStrong relationship building skills

Preferred:
All majors encouraged to apply, Marketing , Business, Communication and Finance majors are preferred
Prior internship experience in a corporate environment is preferred

Send resume to: cronkitecareerservices@asu.edu by February 15

COMPANY OVERVIEW
Cox Communications and its subsidiaries are Equal Opportunity Employers. We have a tradition of encouraging a wide diversity of talents through a broad range of hiring practices. Please note those individuals submitting resumes online or by mailing a resume are not considered an applicant for employment until a signed employment application form is completed, usually at the time of interview.

For more information about Cox Communications and its subsidiaries, please click here
www.coxmedia.com

Summer 2017- Yahoo! Sports- PAID

Yahoo! Sports Internship

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Spring 2018- Winter Olympics in South Korea
This is a paid, highly competitive internship opportunity with varying start and end dates listed below. Rising sophomores, juniors and graduate students are eligible.

PyeongChang, South Korea: 01/15/2018-02/28/2018
Stamford, CT: 01/20/2018-02/27/2018

Deadline: May 31, 2017

Program Qualifications
·In pursuit of an Associate, Bachelor or Graduate degree at an Accredited Institution and able to provide documentation to confirm degree progress
·Must be enrolled in college at the time of the internship with at least a sophomore standing (students who graduate prior to February 2018 will not be eligible for the program)
·Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above
·All majors welcome – preferred majors: Journalism, Communications, Korean Language Majors, Graphic Design, Engineering, and Business
·Knowledge/interest in Olympic Sports
·Must be willing to work assigned hours, including evenings and weekends
·Must be 18 years of age or older
·Must have unrestricted authorization to work in the U.S. without a visa or sponsorship
·Must be able to work on-site in PyeongChang, South Korea or Stamford, CT

If you are interested and are willing to miss the first 8 weeks of the spring 2018 semester, please contact your academic advisor to see if this is feasible with the track you’re on. If it is feasible, please send a resume (Word Document) and cover letter to cronkitecareerservices@asu.edu by April 15 and we will forward to NBC.

SCHOLARSHIPS AND FELLOWSHIPS

$2500 Scholarship- Freedom of Speech PSA Contest
What does freedom of speech mean to you? The National Association of Broadcasters Education Foundation (NABEF) wants to hear and see what you have to say. You just might win a $2,500 scholarship! Learn more about the scholarship.

Entry window: April 1-30, 2017.

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

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

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

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

Application and more information. Deadline is January 31.

 

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

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

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

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

Summer 2017-Cronkite-Zocalo Fellowship in Santa Monica- Paid
The Cronkite School is accepting applications for student fellowships in sustainability journalism with Zócalo Public Square at ASU’s new Santa Monica., Calif., bureau.

The fellowship will be offered in the summer 2017 semester with students working out of the new Cronkite School bureau in Santa Monica. Fellows will work up to 40 hours a week for $10 an hour, producing content for the Zócalo website and its media partners, and assisting with Zocalo’s public events. Students also may apply to receive Cronkite internship credit for the fellowship. Students will be responsible for arranging their own housing. The Cronkite School will cover the cost of travel to and from Santa Monica.

Zócalo Public Square, a project of the Center for Social Cohesion at Arizona State University, is a not-for-profit Ideas Exchange that seeks to engage a new, young and diverse generation in the public square through a blend of live events and humanities journalism. It partners with educational, cultural and philanthropic institutions to present free, non-partisan public events and conferences in cities across the U.S. and beyond and to publish original daily journalism that is distributed to more than 100 media outlets nationwide.

Fellows may be graduate or undergraduate Cronkite students with an interest in sustainability, energy, the environment and related fields. Duties include generating story ideas, identifying and working with Zocalo contributors (who include journalists, scholars and non-writers), writing and editing articles for the website, working with media syndicate partners, building audiences for journalism and events through social and other media, and assisting with the planning and execution of public discussions and lectures on current affairs topics. Fellows will work with a small staff of writers and editors who produce new content daily for the website and its media partners and who solicit contributions from diverse people whose voices would otherwise go unheard. Strong editing skills are a must as are curiosity and energy. The successful applicant will be able to generate story ideas off the news that provide a different perspective on current topics and write and edit for voice. Some evening work is required. Fellows may have the opportunity to travel to Zócalo events in California and around the country. A car is not required but is suggested.

To apply for summer 2017, send a resume and a statement of interest to: Cronkite Director of Career Services Mike Wong at mike.wong@asu.edu. by March 3.

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

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

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

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

 

PART-TIME POSITIONS OR VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

CBS 5 in Phoenix- Part-Time Production
The Production Assistant position supports all aspects of news production, including operation of teleprompters and cameras (handheld, robotic, and jib). This position also participates in all production responsibilities including studio preparation and cleaning, lighting, and working with on-air guests and talent. This position also provides basic support to the continuous news workflow across all content platforms.

Click the link and then search “Arizona” to see the full description and application instructions. Meredith positions

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

This application must be completed by Friday, January 27 at 5 p.m. MT. That is today. Use your Google account and ASU Rite ID to access the application.

The Story You Need to Tell Writer’s Assistant
•Become part of the “Story You Need to Tell” Team
•Assist an award-winning teacher and author with soon-to-be published book
•Help with social media, blog, researching, editing, marketing, & workshops,
•Flexible – part time position at 10-20 hours per week (can work around school schedule)
•Located in nearby Chandler
•Great opportunity for a future writer with a social conscience, psychologist, entrepreneur, media marketer, or teacher

Position Description for Author’s Assistant
In May, 2017, The Story You Need to Tell will be published by New World Library. A writing assistant will be supporting the author in helping to build a platform and a following to support this upcoming book on social media and in book communities. Duties will include researching, analyzing book markets, interfacing with industry professionals, preparing flyers, helping to write or manage a blog on writing, email communications, helping maintain a Facebook book page, taking photos, organizing various events or projects, answering phones and questions, making appointments, proofreading materials, and keeping records. Pays $13-18/hour–depending on education and experience. Apply immediately.

Qualifications Needed
Need positive, energetic, hard-working, and creative individual with interpersonal communication skills and a strong knowledge of social media, especially Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and websites. Individual must be a competent writer with editing and research skills. Ability to use Word, WordPress, Excel, Photoshop preferred.

About The Story You Need to Tell
Based on the author’s pioneering work with veterans and cancer patients, and her years of teaching writing and researching its healing properties, The Story You Need to Tell  is a practical and inspiring guide to transformational personal storytelling. Riveting true stories illustrate Marinella’s methods for understanding, telling, and editing our own stories in ways that foster resilience and renewal. Based on a profound understanding of how “in our sadness and pain we can be remade,” this is the kind of storytelling — and the kind of book — that can change and perhaps even save a life. The Story You Need to Tell Project extends the work by providing workshops, events, and retreats.

Contact: sandra@storyyoutell.com for an application. Info at www.storyyoutell.com.

Student Videographer- Arizona PBS
Student videographer position to shoot b-roll, interviews and packages with producers.

Essential Duties
Shooting and editing video using HD Cameras, Adobe Premiere and After Effects. Work with other students who will coordinate shoots and produce and edit. Requires some knowledge of lighting for video as well.

Minimum Qualifications
Little or no training or experience is required.

Experience with:
-shooting and editing video using HD Cameras, Adobe Premiere and After Effects.
-working with other students who coordinate shoots and produce and edit.
-using proper lighting for video.

This job is now posted on the ASU Student Employment website through a close date of 7th of February at 3pm.

Please direct applicants to:
https://students.asu.edu/employment/search

Click ‘search on-campus jobs’
Search for Requisition ID 29467BR

Opportunities 1.20.17

ANNOUNCEMENTS

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

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

 

Upcoming Internship Interview Days

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

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

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

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

 

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

 

Cronkite Study Abroad Programs in London and Dublin

Cronkite in Ireland: A Visual Storytelling Expedition
Dates: May 27th – June 7th, 2017
3 credits
Program fee: $3,935
Program is based in Dublin with visits to Derry and Belfast included!

Cronkite in London: Social Media and the News Culture
Dates: June 11th – 20th, 2017
3 credits
Program fee: $3,250
Program is based in London and includes many social-cultural excursions, including seeing the Queen in the Trooping the Colour parade, a night at the theater in London’s West End, and several visits to major media outlets.

The program fee for each program includes tuition for 3 ASU credits, all housing, in-country transportation for program events, entrance fees for program-related activities, some group meals, and health insurance.

Not included: trans-Atlantic airfare, most meals, passport, books and required course materials, and personal expenses. For students who apply to both programs, transportation between both sites is not included; there is a long weekend so you will have the opportunity to do some personal travel between both programs if you’d like!

Here is financial aid information or to learn more about ways to finance your trip, come to a Financing Your Study Abroad Program workshop.

 

May/August 2017 Graduates- Looking For a Job At Public Media?
Public media is an exciting career choice for students and alumni.

On February 9, Current will host public media’s first virtual job fair. Current is public media’s leading source of news, information and jobs. This virtual career fair will enable people seeking positions in public radio and TV to meet employers who are actively recruiting for now and the near future. This online event is free to jobseekers and registration is now open. This is a unique opportunity to connect with gatekeepers and decision makers who are looking for diverse talent. Register today!

 

News Hack- Feb 18-19 in Tucson
Hands-on training on how to use sensor devices to collect all kinds of interesting data for journalism projects, including temperature, noise levels, water quality, air quality. Participants don’t have to know anything about this stuff. The teachers are starting from Step 1 and will teach everything you’d need to know to do your own project.

Student tickets cost $15 and can be purchased online. Here’s a detailed schedule of events. This is a great networking opportunity for students who are interested in the intersection of journalism and technology. Even the meals are included in this ticket price!

Questions? Contact Becky Pallack.

 

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

INTERNSHIPS

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

Desired Candidate Qualifications:

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Summer 2017- Internships In Hawaii
Print, online, and broadcast internships are being offered in summer 2017 through the Hawaii chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists.

Full-time internships (10 weeks at 40 hours/week ) with a $3,700 salary:

Honolulu Star-Advertiser (daily newspaper)
Pacific Business News (weekly business newspaper)
Hawaii (bimonthly travel magazine)
Hawaii Business (monthly business magazine)
Honolulu (monthly city magazine)
Pacific Edge (includes Green Magazine Hawaii and Green Drinks – business/lifestyle magazines)
Honolulu Civil Beat (online news)
Hawaii News Now (TV news)
KHON Channel 2 (TV news)
Alexander & Baldwin (public relations)

Part-time internships (8 weeks at 27 hours/week) with a $1,998 salary:
Hawaii Public Radio (radio news)

Who is eligible:
·Hawaii residents enrolled in a college or university and who attended a high school in Hawaii; or
·Any student enrolled in a college or university in Hawaii.
·Students must have completed their sophomore year of college by June 2017.
·Recent graduates who graduated no earlier than May 2016.

How to apply:
·Fill out an online application form
·Write a cover letter introducing yourself and explaining why you want an internship, list your relevant coursework or news media experience, and include three references with their contact information.
·Include samples of your news media work. You can send these as URL links; pdfs, Word, or .txt files; wmv files for video; or wav files for audio.

Send all materials labeled with your name to spjinterns@gmail.com.

Deadline: March 1, 2017

You will be contacted directly by the news media if they wish to interview you for an internship. If you are a candidate, you will be contacted by April 1.

For more information, contact SPJ’s Craig DeSilva at (808) 282-1038 or at

Summer 2017- Make-A-Wish Arizona Marketing/Public Relations Intern
Position Description: Support public relations, marketing and promotional activities at Make-A-Wish Arizona. Work commensurate with entry-level public relations and marketing position. Strong writing and grammar skills are essential. Media and social media experience valued.

Responsibilities:
•Crafting wish stories from Arizona wish kids and families for website, social media and email marketing
•Creating posts for social media sites, including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn
•Developing and updating web site copy
•Writing news releases and media alerts
•Support for Walk for Wishes event in October for Phoenix and Tucson
•Other duties as assigned

Qualifications:
•Junior or Senior in Communications, Journalism and/or Public Relations major preferred
•Excellent communication, writing, research and presentation skills
•Strong project management and customer service skills
•Ability to work independently
•Minimum of 16 hour work week preferred

Two writing samples (preferably published) required with application.
Benefits: Valuable work experience and college credit available. No monetary compensation.

To Apply: Send cover letter, resume and at least two writing samples to:
Hollie Costello, Director, Public Relations and Marketing

Summer 2017- Cox Media Field Sales Residential Internship
Field Sales consists of three separate Sales channels that have a strong local, ‘feet on the street’ element. These channels include: Retail, Third Party Retail, Direct Sales and other emerging proactive channels. The Field Sales team is responsible for driving customer relationships, primary service units and revenue for these important Sales channels and also coordinating with the other distribution channels to achieve the overall revenue plan. This team has key accountability for the high-performance execution for all territory sales channels for the West region consisting of the Arizona, Las Vegas and California markets.

SPECIFIC DUTIES
•Analyze customer segment data/employee performance data and translate to actionable sales strategy.
•Conduct observations of sales techniques and document BP and areas of opportunity for use in final recommendations.
•Collect, review and rate current materials, product and campaigns for effectiveness in low income market.
•Work with the team to translate data analysis and observable behavior into one overall “best in class” sales playbook for low income demographics.
•Ensuring our internal teams are well informed on key findings and progress & the cross-team communication is open, flowing and not overwhelming (find the right balance) – working with team to identify performance gaps and best methods to improve performance, , working with team members on developing finished – resources, collateral, training, huddles, brainsharks, webinars, presentations, etc…
•Presenting recommendations and implementing key study findings the team selects into action
•Some travel required

SKILLS / QUALIFICATIONS

Minimum:
oBilingual (Spanish/English)
oStrong ability in multi-tasking
oStrong analytical skills and ability to spot and document trends
oHighly organized, detailed oriented, and fast learner
oStrong in Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint
oAttention to detail and ability to meet project timelines through good time management and workflow prioritization
oAble to work independently with minimal supervision
oSuperior oral and written communications skills
oStrong relationship building skills

Preferred:
All majors encouraged to apply, Marketing , Business, Communication and Finance majors are preferred
Prior internship experience in a corporate environment is preferred

Send resume to: cronkitecareerservices@asu.edu by February 15

COMPANY OVERVIEW
Cox Communications and its subsidiaries are Equal Opportunity Employers. We have a tradition of encouraging a wide diversity of talents through a broad range of hiring practices. Please note those individuals submitting resumes online or by mailing a resume are not considered an applicant for employment until a signed employment application form is completed, usually at the time of interview.

For more information about Cox Communications and its subsidiaries, please click here
www.coxmedia.com

Summer 2017- Yahoo! Sports- PAID

Yahoo! Sports Internship

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

SCHOLARSHIPS AND FELLOWSHIPS

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

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

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

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

Application and more information. Deadline is January 31.

 

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

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

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

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

Summer 2017-Cronkite-Zocalo Fellowship in Santa Monica- Paid
The Cronkite School is accepting applications for student fellowships in sustainability journalism with Zócalo Public Square at ASU’s new Santa Monica., Calif., bureau.

The fellowship will be offered in the summer 2017 semester with students working out of the new Cronkite School bureau in Santa Monica. Fellows will work up to 40 hours a week for $10 an hour, producing content for the Zócalo website and its media partners, and assisting with Zocalo’s public events. Students also may apply to receive Cronkite internship credit for the fellowship. Students will be responsible for arranging their own housing. The Cronkite School will cover the cost of travel to and from Santa Monica.

Zócalo Public Square, a project of the Center for Social Cohesion at Arizona State University, is a not-for-profit Ideas Exchange that seeks to engage a new, young and diverse generation in the public square through a blend of live events and humanities journalism. It partners with educational, cultural and philanthropic institutions to present free, non-partisan public events and conferences in cities across the U.S. and beyond and to publish original daily journalism that is distributed to more than 100 media outlets nationwide.

Fellows may be graduate or undergraduate Cronkite students with an interest in sustainability, energy, the environment and related fields. Duties include generating story ideas, identifying and working with Zocalo contributors (who include journalists, scholars and non-writers), writing and editing articles for the website, working with media syndicate partners, building audiences for journalism and events through social and other media, and assisting with the planning and execution of public discussions and lectures on current affairs topics. Fellows will work with a small staff of writers and editors who produce new content daily for the website and its media partners and who solicit contributions from diverse people whose voices would otherwise go unheard. Strong editing skills are a must as are curiosity and energy. The successful applicant will be able to generate story ideas off the news that provide a different perspective on current topics and write and edit for voice. Some evening work is required. Fellows may have the opportunity to travel to Zócalo events in California and around the country. A car is not required but is suggested.

To apply for summer 2017, send a resume and a statement of interest to: Cronkite Director of Career Services Mike Wong at mike.wong@asu.edu. by March 3.

 

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

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

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

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

 

PART-TIME MEDIA JOBS OR VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

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

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