Writer/Producer at WREG-TV News Channel 3

Title: Writer/Producer

Location: Memphis, Tenn.

Website: http://www.wreg.com/

Description: The primary responsibilities of the Writer/Producer position are to assist the WREG-TV Director of Creative Services in promoting news and other station activities.

Responsibilities:

  • PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:
  1. Develops, writes, shoots, edits and produces news promotional spots for on-air, both generic and topical.
  2. Develops, writes, shoots, edits and produces entertainment and special events promotion spots for on-air, both generic and topical.
  3. Assists with the production and implementation of topical and/or series news promotions to be used for placement on station’s air and in external advertising.
  4. Handles tracking of special station advertising spots for placement verification.
  5. Maintain promotional presence on WREG.com, social media, and other websites when necessary. Format and upload promotional spots, write captions, and update content in proper formats.
  6. Conceptualizes graphics and enlists graphic support to clearly enhance and emphasize promotional messages.
  • SECONDARY RESPONSIBILITIES:
  1. Inserts station promotion/advertising into daily log.
  2. Maintains communication between station and Digital Operating Center to insure accuracy in airing of station promotion.
  3. Insures accuracy and timeliness of station promotional spot playback by demonstrating thorough understanding of station traffic and automation systems
  4. Maintains all master promo/graphic reels and backup drives
  5. Insures all department equipment is in proper operating condition at all times.
  6. Compiles highlight reels for internal station and company communication.
  7. Assists in handling requests for local/network program information
  8. Performs other duties as assigned

Qualifications: Creative ability to write copy and produce news promotions.
Grammar skills. Able to communicate well with the general public, civic organizations, and the news, production and traffic personnel. Video editing skills on Final Cut Pro or other future editing software. Photography and remote video production skills. Able to plan and organize so that production and editing sessions run smoothly and stay on time. Photoshop skills. Adobe After Effects skills.

To apply: If you are interested, apply in writing to:

Randy Culbertson
WREG-TV
803 Channel 3 Drive
Memphis, TN 38103

Fax information to (901) 543-2350 or e-mail Randy.Culbertson@WREG.com. No phone calls please.

Editor at The Bartlett Express

From Journal West 10 Media, LLC:


Journal West 10 Media, LLC in Memphis, TN is a group of weekly community newspapers. Locally, we are The Bartlett Express, The Millington Star,  The Collierville Independent, The Shelby Sun Times, Oakland News, NavyBluejacket and Memphis Shoppers Guide. We are owned by The Daily Journal of Tupelo, MS.

We are currently seeking an editor for our Bartlett publication. Because of the size of our company, this position requires a skill set beyond the basic editorial skills. The ideal candidate will be able to write and edit copy, build ads, layout broadsheet and tabloid pages, network at local community functions and much more.

Send a resume and writing samples to miki.mcfarland@journalinc.com or graham.sweeney@journalinc.com

Scripps Howard Foundation Semester in Washington fall internships *Deadline March 15*

From the Scripps Howard Foundation:


The Scripps Howard Foundation Semester in Washington Program is looking for fall interns and a post-graduate multimedia fellow. Fall program dates are Sept. 10 to Dec. 14. I am happy to answer questions from faculty or students.

Fall Semester in Washington – application deadline is March 15.

Undergraduate students, juniors and seniors, will spend a 14-week semester covering politics and other news and feature stories in the nation’s capital for the Scripps Howard Foundation Wire. Interns may also report for hometown news organizations or other news outlets. This is a full-time internship located in downtown Washington.

This internship comes with free housing in furnished apartments in Northwest Washington and a stipend of $2,520.

For more information and to apply, go to http://shfwire.com/node/5464

Fall International Intern – application deadline is May 14

One international student will be part of the fall program. International students must apply through the International Center for Journalists: http://www.icfj.org/our-work/scripps-howard-semester-washington-internship-program

2012-2013 Post-graduate Multimedia Fellow – application deadline is April 1

Graduates with bachelor’s or master’s degrees are invited to apply for this yearlong fellowship. The fellowship comes with free housing in a furnished apartment and a $21,000 stipend. The fellowship lasts for a year, beginning in late summer 2012.

The fellow maintains our website, so applicants must have excellent skills in html and CMS. The fellow teaches multimedia skills to undergraduate interns, coordinates group projects and produces his or her own stories.

For more information and to apply, go to http://shfwire.com/node/5463

To find out more about the program and to see current interns’ stories, visit our website: www.shfwire.com

Hispanic Link Intern – application deadline is May 14

The Scripps Howard Foundation sponsors an intern who reports for the Hispanic Link News Service in Washington. The internship comes with free housing in a furnished apartment and a stipend of $2,520.

Send a resume and clips to:

Charlie Ericksen
Hispanic Link News Service
1420 N St. NW
Washington, DC 20005


Interns: It is strongly advised that you enroll in the journalism’s department’s internship class. Read more here.

International internship opportunity at Threeview in Munich, Germany

Title: Internship (PAID)

Location: Munich, Germany

Website: http://www.threeview.com

Description: We’re looking for qualified interns who would like to spend a few months in scenic Bavaria and gain experience in corporate publishing, marketing, and Social Media in an international environment.

Interns either get paid or (especially if they take the internship for credit) can live in a Munich apartment owned by Threeview. What we offer:

  • Work in a small, passionate team
  • Hands-on work experience in an international work environement
  • Exposure to diverse projects, clients, and tasks – from researching and writing Social Media content to press releases, case studies, and magazine articles
  • An inspiring and productive atmosphere and a small multicultural, multilingual team
  • The chance to work closely with project managers, art directors, and other writers, and to gain insight into all aspects of a marketing agency
  • Payment, or the opportunity to live in the “Threeview Apartment”
  • The extraordinary opportunity to live and work abroad
  • In the case of international students from Germany, Austria, or Switzerland: a bilingual internship close to home.
  • Life in one of Europe’s most beautiful cities. Munich is rich in both character and culture. The Alps are only a short train ride away, and other European countries such as Italy and France are nearby.

Qualifications:

  • English-language interns with a background in journalism and an interest in marketing
  • Copy-editing skills (U.S. Style) preferred
  • Some science journalism experience is helpful
  • German skills are not necessary, but students fluent in both languages definitely have an edge

To apply: Contact Laura Konrad, Threeview’s Head of Writing, at laura.konrad@threeview.com.


Interns: It is strongly advised that you enroll in the journalism’s department’s internship class. Read more here.

Internship at American Cancer Society

Title: Internship (UNPAID)

Location: Memphis

Website: http://www.cancer.org

Contact: Tracie Bertaut, 504-219-2272, tracie.bertaut@cancer.org

Description: Assist with event promotion by contacting non-priority media and prepping volunteers for media appearances.  Maintain market Facebook page for multiple markets.  Develop bios and profiles on volunteers and honorees.  Customize and distribute monthly press packet.

Qualifications: Junior or Senior level with excellent writing skills and ability to work by remote supervision.

To apply: Fill out an application and submit 2-3 writing samples to Tracie.Bertaut@cancer.org.


Interns: It is strongly advised that you enroll in the journalism’s department’s internship class. Read more here.

Contest and Critique Coordinator at National Scholastic Press Association

Title: Contest and Critique Coordinator

Location: Minneapolis, Minn.

Website: http://www.studentpress.org

Description: NSPA has an opening for a program coordinator for contests and critiques. The contest and critique coordinator oversees national contests and critique services for the National Scholastic Press Association and Associated Collegiate Press. NSPA and ACP set the standards for excellence in student media. Scholastic and collegiate student media (online, newspapers, yearbooks, magazines and broadcasts) are submitted for juried contests or for evaluations, and the person in this position coordinates these programs. This is a highly visible position among our members as well as contest panels and judges. Compensation package:

  • $16-17.50 per hour, depending on experience
  • Benefits include:
    • Full medical and dental insurance for employee
    • Paid vacation (15 days)
    • Paid holidays (10 days)
    • Up to 7% employer match for 403(b) retirement plan

Responsibilities: Duties include acting as liaison between outside judges and the office, matching submitted work with the appropriate evaluator, ensuring quality control and transparency in the judging process, publicizing contest and critique programs, and answering questions via email or phone. Customer service is a significant component of this job. The coordinator also provides support to the executive director on various programs as assigned. Paid travel to four out-of-state conventions per year as well as attending local events is required. Travel includes weekends. This is a non-exempt position of 40 hours per week.

  • Critiques
    • Recruit new judges for both scholastic and collegiate programs; maintain current files of existing judges
    • Monitor judges’ progress and deadline adherence
    • Calculate judge payments on regular schedule; collect necessary IRS forms
    • Receive critique entries and enter into database (roughly 1,100 per year)
    • Match publication type and need with appropriate judge; send to judges with guidelines
    • Review content of critiques and check for quality; calculate ratings; prepare award certificates/plaques.
    • Communicate with staffs or advisers about content of critiques
    • Return critiques and publications to school with scorebook, certificates and plaques
    • Process requests for rating appeals
    • Promote critique service
  • Contests
    • Work with executive director to establish contest rules and deadlines; evaluate and revise rules as needed
    • Coordinate contest mailings: solicit entries, annoucements to winners, deadline reminders
    • Receive entries and enter into databases
    • Recruit judges for ACP/NSPA general excellence (Pacemaker) and individual contests
    • Gather feedback after each judging event and compile into usable format for members
    • Recruit judges for Best of Show at national/regional conventions and coordinate contest entries and judging
    • Organize contest presentations at convention awards ceremony
    • Coordinate scholarship contests (NSPA Honor Roll, Honor Roll Scholarships, Wikoff Scholarship)
    • Coordinate selection of images from award-winning publications for online gallery or ACP/NSPA publications
    • Promote contests and scholarships
  • Minnesota Programs / Minnesota High School Press Association
    • Work with executive director and Minnesota journalism advisers to coordinate events exclusively for Minnesota high school students (NHL Minnesota Wild, Guthrie Theater)
    • Assist with planning and implementation of fall state convention
    • Organize, promote and facilitate recognition/contests for Minnesota students
    • Develop additional programming for Minnesota students
    • Update website using WordPress

Qualifications: This position requires a detail-oriented person with the skills to take initiative and work independently, as well as part of a team; the ability to prioritize work assignments; the capability to multi-task and to perform related tasks outside the job description. Depending on the individual’s background and work flow, additional tasks may be related to publicity, revising or developing resource materials, assisting with recruiting speakers for conventions and marketing the programs to existing, lapsed and potential members.

  • Bachelor’s degree in journalism, public relations, marketing, business, education or relevant field
  • Professional, friendly, courteous interpersonal skills
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills, with an ability to relate effectively with a diverse variety of individuals
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to manage multiple tasks and keep deadlines
  • Ability to work independently and to manage projects with little direction
  • Ability to use office database for search and data entry; use email and Web for communication and research
  • Exemplary record of attendance and punctuality
  • Must agree to basic criminal and financial background check
  • Must be able to sit and stand for long periods of time and able to lift up to 50 pounds

Preferred experience

  • Background in student media, journalism or education
  • Program coordinator experience of at least one year
  • Familiarity with standards of quality and responsible journalism
  • Demonstrated experience with FileMaker Pro or similar database software
  • Familiarity with Adobe Creative Suite software (InDesign, Photoshop)
  • Familiarity with WordPress or other Web-based content management system
  • Experience working with nonprofits, schools or government agencies

To apply: Interested applicants should send the following as email attachments (PDF preferred and encouraged): a specific cover letter, current résumé and list of three to five references.

Send to Mr. Logan Aimone, executive director, at logan@studentpress.org. Reference this job. No recruiters or telephone calls please. Applicant review will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Reporting Internship at ProPublica

Title: Reporting Internship (PAID)

Location: New York

Website: http://www.propublica.org/

Description: We are looking for interns to start either this spring or summer. The internships last a minimum of 16 weeks, are full-time and are based in New York. Compensation is $700 per week.

Interns will be part of a team that focuses on writing smart and tough pieces riffing off the news. Here are examples of the kind of explainers and hard-hitting pieces we do. And here’s an article from Nieman Lab about our approach.

Interns at ProPublica have gone on to work at The New York Times, Bloomberg, NPR, Center for Public Integrity and the Chicago Tribune.

To apply: If you would like to apply, please send an email to internships@propublica.org with your resume and a note explaining why you’d be a good fit. Also, include two clips and an explainer-type sample post. It should help guide readers through some accountability topic in the news. Here are a few more examples. (If you’ve already done a piece along these lines feel free to include that.) You should also have prior journalism experience.

Please include your clips as attachments—either Word docs or PDFs. No links please.

Your application will come into the inbox of several staff members, so there is no need to address it to a specific person. And we are reviewing applications immediately.


Interns: It is strongly advised that you enroll in the journalism’s department’s internship class. Read more here.

Account Executive at 3 Interactive

Title: Account Executive

Location: Columbia, Mo.

Website: http://www.3interactive.net/

Description: Our digital media account executives are smart, aggressive, reliable and driven by results. They are responsible for building and managing ongoing agency and direct advertiser relationships, while working with the account management team to develop and execute online campaigns. Successful candidates will be: career minded, highly motivated, numbers driven, and customer-service oriented. Applicants must be excellent communicators, have a strong work ethic and the ability to multi-task. This position is a full-time paid position with room for advancement; compensation includes a strong base salary and the opportunity for healthy commission.

Responsibilities:

  • Identify opportunities, qualify prospects, and work through sales cycles to close new account business
  • Build strong relationships with agencies and advertisers to ensure long-term success
  • Manage new and existing client campaigns to successfully meet and exceed client performance expectations
  • Share expertise and advise clients on new campaign ideas and how to generate results
  • Work with account management team on campaign optimizations to ensure client satisfaction
  • Travel to meet with prospects and clients as needed

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree – Journalism preferred
  • Sales mentality and strong negotiation, communication and writing skills
  • Experience using Microsoft Office suite (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, etc.)
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively in a team environment

To apply: Please email your resume to:
Job Inquiries
573-445-3083
careers@3interactive.net

Student play by play position with U of M softball team

From the University of Memphis:


We have an immediate and paid opening for a broadcast student seeking experience doing play by play radio at sporting events.

The softball team is looking for someone to do radio play by play for its 19 home games this season. The season starts Tuesday, Feb. 21, and the team is looking to have someone in place as quickly as possible. The gig pays $25 per game.

For more information or to apply, contact Preston McClellan at pmccllln@memphis.edu.


Interns: It is strongly advised that you enroll in the journalism’s department’s internship class. Read more here.

Internship at Mindshare Chicago *Deadline March 25*

From Mindshare Chicago:


Interested in an internship with a major media planning and buying firm? Sure you are!

Mindshare Chicago’s Intership program is taking applications for this summer. Key clients in our Chicago office that interns might get to work on: Radio Shack, BP, Kimberly Clark brands, Motorola, Abbott Laboratories, American Family Insurance.

Mindshare is definitely a great place to cut your teeth in the media biz and a great place to witness the melding of art and science that is media planning. You can learn more about Mindshare here: http://www.mindshareworld.com

Here are a few key points to keep in mind:

  • Only candidates who apply via the website will be considered for the position
  • Candidates must apply between February 15th and March 25th
  • In order to be eligible, candidates must either be graduating December, 2012 or Spring, 2013

Apply and find more information online.


Interns: It is strongly advised that you enroll in the journalism’s department’s internship class. Read more here.