Frayser Community Development Corporation Community Newsletter-intern

Title: Frayser Community Development Corporation Community Newsletter-intern

Location: Memphis


Description: Intern will assist Frayser CDC and other community-based organizations in producing and distributing a monthly newsletter. Frayser CDC is a stable, aggressive community-based nonprofit development corporation. The CDC focuses on housing renovation for sale and rent, as well as home ownership training, financial literacy and foreclosure counseling. The CDC also does some commercial redevelopment as well as policy advocacy on behalf of the community.

While the Frayser community is very dynamic, communication is weak. The CDC has committed funds to produce a quality newsletter to be used by numerous community-based groups and businesses in order to improve the flow of information in Frayser.

This position is unpaid, but will be a good opportunity for the right journalism student.

Contact: Steve Lockwood,

Responsibilities: The internship is part-time position, 15-20 hours per week.
The newsletter will be 8 pages long. 6,000 copies will be distributed, as well as posted on line. The CDC intern will:

· Assist with formation of an editorial board
· Solicit content/articles from neighborhood contributors
· Edit content within guidelines set by editorial board
· Manage layout and printing
· Assist with sales and layout of newsletter ads
· Coordinate distribution including mailings and community distribution locations

Minimum Qualifications: Requirements– training and experience in journalism, strong writing skills, ability to work with a diverse neighborhood, good time management skills, the ability to work independently, computer expertise, ability to meet deadlines and attend to details.

To apply: Please submit resume’ and letter of interest to Steve Lockwood

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

Director, Crisis Communications at FedEx

Title: Director, Crisis Communications

Location: Memphis


Description: Plans, organizes, directs and controls Crisis Communications for FedEx Corporation.  Proactively engages, advises and collaborates with senior management of FedEx Corporation and its operating companies on the development and implementation of strategic communications programs to anticipate, plan for and effectively respond to crises that potentially threaten the reputation and brand of FedEx. Directs a professional staff responsible for helping formulate such programs and effectively executing them.  Leads FedEx response team in crisis situations under supervision of the Corporate Vice President, Global Communications and Investor Relations. Formulates strategy and directs staff to respond to certain operational situations involving FedEx Corporation and its Operating Companies, including, by way of example, service disruptions, lawsuits, accidents, security related issues, labor relations, legal allegations involving employees, etc.

Qualifications: Master’s degree preferred. Significant experience in a large, multi-national organization developing strategies for reputation and brand protection. Hands-on experience in crisis communications, especially in operational environments. Extensive knowledge of print and electronic media outlets, including either existing relationships or the ability to quickly build effective relationships with influential journalists likely to cover such issues involving FedEx. Demonstrates sound judgment and operates calmly in high-pressure short-deadline situations. Strong knowledge of digital and social media and experience in managing fast-breaking online issues effectively. Extensive knowledge of labor organizing strategies and tactics and experience in labor-management interaction. Demonstrated ability to quickly craft and articulate strong positions, messages, and statements regarding developing issues. Excellent human relations, negotiations, project management and communications skills, including very high levels of writing and verbal communication skills.

Bachelor’s degree/equivalent in marketing, communications, business administration or related field.  Significant related professional experience in communications or related environment. Demonstrated successful management experience. Excellent human relations, communications and problem solving skills.

To apply: Apply online.

Title: The Fulbright Commission in Berlin’s — Berlin Capital Program 2012 for young American journalists and journalism from November 25 to December 2, 2012

Location: Berlin, Germany


Description: A grant provided by the Fulbright Commission covers program costs, round-trip transportation from the U.S. to Germany and back, health insurance coverage during the seminar and a per diem allowance for meals, lodging, and local travel. The program has been designed to foster transatlantic relations and to promote professional and academic networks between Germany and the U.S. It offers young U.S. journalists the opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of the political, economic and cultural environment in Germany/Europe with a special focus on the German media landscape and the role of media in politics and society. The program consists of an intensive series of seminars, presentations, and visits to important German media, and German political and cultural institutions. The program will be conducted in English.


Qualifications: Applicants must:

* have U.S. citizenship and a valid U.S.-American passport
* reside in the U.S.
* be a graduating senior or Masters degree student in the field of journalism or communication at a U.S. university,
OR be a young professional journalist, currently employed by U.S. media in the U.S., with fewer than 5 years of work experience in the field, and
* demonstrate relevant background and professional interests

To apply: The program description and the Application Form can be found on the Fulbright Commission in Berlin website at

Applications are welcome until June 6, 2012.

Marketing Assistant at Pink Palace Family of Museums (Part Time)

Title: Marketing Assistant (Part Time)

Location: Memphis


Description: Works with supervision and direction of the Community Relations Manager and the Marketing Manager.  Works with staff for creation, layout and design of public relations and marketing materials promoting the Pink Palace Family of Museums.  Responsible for assisting the Marketing Manager with public relations and marketing responsibilities such as writing press releases, informational calendars and articles, tracking media changes and news clippings, doing research surveys, organization of special events and promotions, recommendations of marketing strategies, participating in local trade shows and sales calls, and additional functions which may be assigned from time to time.  Writing talent a must.

Evening and weekend work will be needed during special events or promotions at the facilities.  Must have valid Tennessee driver’s license and live in Shelby County.

Qualifications: Two years related experience in an office environment or similar PR/Marketing internship.  Public relations writing and marketing experience.

To apply: Contact Ronda Cloud, Interim Marketing Manager of the Public Affairs Department, at (901) 320-6338.

Managing editor at St. Louis Beacon/Nine Network of Public Media/St. Louis Public Radio

Title: Managing editor

Location: St. Louis

Description: The Managing Editor will lead the creation of a Center of Public Media — an innovative and groundbreaking collaboration in 2012 election coverage using the resources and reach of the St. Louis Beacon, St. Louis Public Radio and the Nine Network of Public Media. The work will engage St. Louisans on-air, online, and in person, and may extend after the election with continued coverage of issues and politics. The Center will focus on local and state races and issues and on how St. Louisans affect and are affected by the national election. The hire term is through December 2012 with the prospect of continued engagement contingent on funding.

Goals of the Center include:

  • Foster understanding and give voice to voters’ concerns;
  • Explain how political issues affect individuals;
  • Disclose the influence of money and interests on the political process; and,
  • Check candidates’ assertions and positions against facts and reality.


  • Instigate and manage an innovative strategy for distinctive coverage, drawing on the thinking of the three public media organizations and the public.
  • Manage some staff directly and coordinate work of others to maximize the impact and efficiency of the effort.
  • Find new ways to make this work useful and relevant to voters, using broadcast, digital and other tools for outreach.
  • Maintain project plans, assist in monitoring progress and evaluation of project
  • Contribute to and coordinate the development of written documents and the framing of Center impacts and outcomes
  • Other duties aligned with the outcomes of the Center


  • Instigate and manage an innovative strategy for distinctive coverage, drawing on the thinking of the three public media organizations and the public.
  • Manage some staff directly and coordinate work of others to maximize the impact and efficiency of the effort.
  • Find new ways to make this work useful and relevant to voters, using broadcast, digital and other tools for outreach.
  • Maintain project plans, assist in monitoring progress and evaluation of project
  • Contribute to and coordinate the development of written documents and the framing of Center impacts and outcomes
  • Other duties aligned with the outcomes of the Center

To apply: Application deadline is May 15. Submit cover letter, resume, writing samples and references via email to:

The Nine Network of Public Media
Managing Editor
Attn: Human Resources Manager
3655 Olive St.
St. Louis, MO 63108

Public Address Announcer/Internship at USA Stadium

Title: Public Address Announcer/Internship (UNPAID)

Location: Millington


Description: USA Stadium is seeking a college student for our Public Address Announcer position for a few of our upcoming events. The Public Address Announcer is the primary voice for the upcoming tournaments and games, and will work closely with the USA Stadium staff, baseball coaches and grounds crew to create a memorable experience at the USA Stadium. The job is perfect for a student seeking a broadcast journalism degree.


  • Announce starting line-ups, in-game announcements, public address announcements, communicate decisions of officials
  • Run scoreboard and message center
  • Work with the grounds crew


  • Enthusiastic attitude
  • Strong vocal talent, excellent enunciation skills
  • Strong public speaking skills and ability to speak extemporaneously to large crowds
  • Knowledge of sports – preferably baseball
  • Ability to work independently or with group

To apply: To apply, students should send their resumes to:

Johnny Ray
Director of Baseball
USA Stadium

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

Media Relations/Communications Professional at American Heart Association

Title: Media Relations/Communications Professional

Location: Memphis


Description: The American Heart Association gives you the opportunity to make a difference in people’s lives. Our mission is ‘Building healthier lives, free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke’. Join an organization that was voted ‘One of the Best NonProfits to Work For’ three years in a row!

The Memphis office is seeking an experienced Media Relations/Communications professional to develop and implement communications plans promoting key initiatives in the Memphis market. Primary responsibilities include pitching local media stories, implementing public relations campaigns, securing media sponsorships, grassroots marketing and organizing media events.

Join us in saving lives! Be passionate about your job. We offer excellent benefits including: medical/dental insurance; company paid life insurance; short & long term disability; flexible spending accounts; 12 paid holidays per year; generous vacation and retirement contribution plans, and a smoke free work environment.

Qualifications: Bachelor’s Degree in Communications/Public Relations/Journalism or related field required. Minimum of 3-5 years related experience, along with demonstrated working experience with media and brand management is also required.

NOTE: APPLICANTS MUST APPLY ON-LINE. Our recruitment system does not accept faxed or hard copy resumes. You will receive an automated response notifying you that your application has been received. Only those that are selected to interview will be contacted directly.

To apply: Apply online.

Social Media Internship at TeamLogicIt

Title: Social Media Intern

Location: Memphis


Description: The Social Media Intern will help build and implement a new Company’s B2B Social Media Strategy, developing brand awareness, generating inbound traffic and encouraging product adoption. This role coordinates with the internal Marketing and PR teams to support their respective missions, ensuring consistency in voice and cultivating a social media referral network.

  • Compensation will be defined after applicant’s credentials are assessed.
  • The Company would be glad to participate in college credit programs. Note, 150 clock hours required for academic credit.
  • Estimated weekly hours are 5-8 hours per week, unless you have more time than that! (Schedule is flexible, but most days will require a minimum of ½ hour, to keep the communication constant)
  • Minimum 3-month commitment, but longer if you’d like
  • Intern can and at times will work remotely, on his/her own computer
  • Opportunities for increased responsibility, including sales
  • Learn social media marketing first hand.


  • Help manage social media campaigns and day-to-day activities. Duties include online advocacy, writing editorial, community-outreach efforts, promotions, etc.
  • Help manage presence in social networking sites including Facebook, LinkedIn, and other similar community sites, posting on relevant blogs, and seeding content into social applications as needed
  • Become an advocate of the Company in social media spaces, engaging in dialogues and answering questions where appropriate
  • Monitor effective benchmarks for measuring the impact of social media programs, and analyze, review, and report on effectiveness of campaigns in an effort to maximize results
  • Regularly feed-back insights gained from social media monitoring into the Marketing and Editorial teams, to help them evolve their strategies in a timely fashion
  • Monitor trends in social media tools, trends and applications


  • Passion for the web, social media and marketing is vital. We are looking for individuals who are incredibly enthusiastic about the space. There are so many new developments each day that we expect an applicant to do their homework and know what is happening in real-time, that day.
  • The ability to communicate well especially in the social space is essential. Someone with a good sense of humor, wit and charm in their writing is appealing. The ability to string a decent sentence together, to get a message across in your writing, or be able to communicate in short-form writing is critical.
  • Someone who is already socially active in their own spheres and who has built a strong personal network by using basic tools on their own (Blog, Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, websites etc.) will speak volumes about your commitment to the space.
  • I need someone who is creative, good at coming up with ideas — willing to take an idea and run with it without a lot of micro-managing, has tons of enthusiasm for what they are doing and is always looking for what we can do next.
  • Naturally, you have to be prepared and willing to work hard, at a moment’s notice, at all hours of the day and night.

To apply: Students must have a 3.5 GPA. Paid internship. Please send students to eRecruiting to apply for the internship position.

Junior Strategist at Rising Tide Interactive

Title: Junior Strategist

Location: Washington


Description: Rising Tide Interactive is seeking a junior strategist/digital ninja to join our digital ad firm in Washington D.C. We’re a small firm doing big work, so we need somebody who’s able to pick up a little bit (or a lot) of everything, from analyzing engagement metrics to developing ad creative to writing media plans. In return, you’ll have the opportunity to play a substantial role in some of the top tier races of the 2012 cycle while learning the ins and outs of digital political advertising. Also, we’ll pay you.


  • Assisting Partners on the development and deployment of digital advertising campaigns
  • Performing research
  • Monitoring available inventory on a variety of ad networks and content distributors
  • Creating and updating ad reports
  • Coordinating production of media plans
  • Monitoring ongoing campaigns and adjusting bids and placements


  • Working knowledge of HTML, Excel, and graphics software (Photoshop, Fireworks and/or Illustrator)
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously, frequently under tight deadlines
  • Demonstrated commitment to Democratic candidates and causes
  • Passion for politics
  •  Experience with Flash development and web content management systems is preferred but not required.

To apply: Interested candidates should send a resume and a cover letter to No calls please.