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Media jobs in Oxford for summer

Posted on: April 17th, 2015 by ewrobins

Looking for a job in Oxford this summer? Looking for media experience? The news and feature website hottytoddy.com and its companion print magazine, Experience Oxford, are expanding. They are looking for writers, still and video photojournalists, designers, sales personnel — all roles. Submit a resume and clips (if applicable) to hottytoddynews@gmail.com.

Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) Public Affairs Internship

Posted on: February 27th, 2015 by ewrobins

Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) Public Affairs Internship

The MDOT Public Affairs Division is seeking an intern for the Summer Semester beginning May 2015 at MDOT Headquarters in Jackson.

 Qualifications:

  • Public Relations, Communications or Journalism Major.
  • Classified as a Junior or Senior.
  • Enrolled at an Accredited College or University.
  • Part-time.
  • Proficient in Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook.
  • Knowledge of Social Media such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, and/or LinkedIn.

Job Specifications:

  • Participation in planning internal and external communication strategies.
  • Developing and producing key communication materials including press releases and talking points for speeches.
  • Developing story-lines and pitches to the media.
  • Preparing spokespeople for proactive media relations.
  • Opportunity to participate in media training.
  • Opportunity for involvement in the Public Relations Association of Mississippi.
  • $12 an hour.
  • 20 to 39 hours a week.
  • No benefits.
  • Credit hours available if approved by accredited college or university.
  • Position is located in Jackson, MS.

For More Information, contact:

Jason Scott

Public Information Officer/ Intern Coordinator

Mississippi Department of Transportation

Public Affairs Division

Jackson, Mississippi

601-359-7225

jscott@mdot.ms.gov

Summer Internship–CollegeFashionista.com–Deadline: 4/30/15

Posted on: February 27th, 2015 by ewrobins

Do you want to work in fashion? We can help you get there.

CollegeFashionista.com is looking for ambitious, goal-orientated interns this summer to report on the fashion trends happening on their campus. Our interns, aka Style Gurus, are in charge of capturing street style photography around their college campus as well as creating articles based on their findings. Style Gurus contribute one post per week during the duration of the internship as well as participate in bi-monthly Twitter chats with fashion industry executives, webinars and other skill building exercises. Interns also have the opportunity to work on brand campaigns and organize local fashion events.

If your enthusiastic about the fashion industry, have experience in journalism and/or photography please apply at www.collegefashionista.com/apply-style-guru/.

The position runs from the week of May 18, 2015 to August 21, 2015 and is unpaid, however credit can be received. Students must own or have access to a camera for the position. SLR cameras preferred. Looking for outgoing students who want to expand their writing portfolio and contribute to a growing online media company. The final date to apply is April 30, 2015. However, we accept applicants on a rolling basis and encourage you to apply before then.

About CollegeFashionista.com:

CollegeFashionista.com is a fashion website for those who are passionate about the latest styles and trends on campuses around the world.  This website allows students and other young adults to view photographs of what their peers are wearing around college campuses and gain valuable insight and tips to incorporate these looks into their own college fashion wardrobes. The articles are written by college students, for college students. CollegeFashionista’s mission: to empower students to make the campus their runway.

Writing Internship, EatingOxford.com

Posted on: February 17th, 2015 by ewrobins

EatingOxford.com has two internships available for senior journalism students who are interested in obtaining real-life experience in Oxford. In addition to gaining experience and online clips for reporting on local restaurant news, interns will receive feedback and valuable editorial instruction regarding their work. Contact liz@eatingoxford.com.

Scholarships for Collegiate Sports Journalists–Deadline: 6/1/15

Posted on: February 5th, 2015 by ewrobins

The Associated Press Sports Editors are sponsoring four $1,500 scholarship for collegiate sports journalists.

APSE, a national organization of sports editors, is awarding four scholarships to help motivate talented students to pursue a career in sports journalism. Collegiate sports journalists entering their sophomore, junior or senior years are eligible for the scholarship which will awarded based on the students’ journalistic work, their academic record, financial need, and geography. The scholarships will be awarded to students from four different regions of the United States. The winners will be chosen by the APSE scholarship committee, which is chaired by Joe Sullivan, sports editor of the Boston Globe and includes editors from all sections of the United States. Deadline is June 1.

Please have them include the following information in their letter of application:

– Personal: Name, address, age, phone number.

– Academic: A copy of the student’s collegiate grades.

– Financial: A brief rundown of the student’s financial situation, with regards to how he/she plans to pay for tuition.

– Five examples of sports journalism (usually stories but could also be sections the student has edited), using either links or PDFs.

Email information to Joe Sullivan, sports editor of the Boston Globe at Jtsullivan@globe.com with APSE Scholarship in subject line.

If you need to use standard mail for academic information, send to this address:

APSE Scholarship

c/o Joe Sullivan, Sports Editor

Boston Globe

135 Morrissey Blvd.

Boston, MA 02205-2845/

Secretary of State Summer 2015 Internship

Posted on: January 28th, 2015 by smitche3

The office of Mississippi Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann has an opening for a summer intern to be assigned to the Education and Publications Division in Jackson. Skills needed are proofreading and writing.

Interested students should forward their resume to Carla.Thornhill@sos.ms.gov.

Slots open in spring weekend reporting trips

Posted on: January 20th, 2015 by ewrobins

If you act quickly, now’s your chance to snag a place on one or both of the always popular Meek School weekend student reporting trips. This semester, we will take students on trips to write stories for local newspapers in Columbus (March 20-22) and Corinth (March 27-29). Students will write stories assigned by the newspaper, be edited by faculty members and receive bylines in the paper. You will come back with clips that will help to boost your resume when you start seeking a job. And you’ll get great training on how to write better and more effectively on deadline. We are also looking for photographers to go. They will be able to see their work in the newspaper as well.

Bill Rose, depth reporting instructor, will be taking students on both trips and Assistant Professor Vanessa Gregory will join us on the Corinth trip. They will be editing your work and directing you as you go about your reporting.

Hotel rooms and meals will be provided. The local paper may even take you to lunch or dinner, if we are lucky. You’ll meet the staff and tour the local newspaper plant. Students will probably drive over on Thursday evening after classes, get a quick bite to eat, settle into  hotel rooms, and get up bright and early Friday morning to put in a day of reporting. You will write your stories on Saturday and Professors Gregory and Rose will edit them. You will stay over Saturday night and return to campus Sunday morning.

It’s fun and a valuable experience for anyone pursuing any kind of degree in the Meek School.

If you are interested, contact Bill Rose or Vanessa Gregory in Farley Hall.

Hope you can make it. Thanks.

FedEx 2015 Summer Internships

Posted on: January 20th, 2015 by ewrobins

To apply:

1. Go to careers.fedex.com

2. Select a country – UNITED STATES

3. Select an operating company – FEDEX SERVICES

4. Click SEARCH NOW

5. Type keyword INTERN to view all available internship positions

6. Click SEARCH

7. Click on the job titles to view each description

8. Click APPLY FOR THIS JOB ONLINE to submit your application

National Association of Hispanic Journalists Internship

Posted on: January 7th, 2015 by ewrobins

The National Association of Hispanic Journalists and the Las Vegas Review-Journal offer promising journalism students the chance to grow and shine in one of the greatest news towns on earth.

Through a paid, 10-week internship program, students spend a summer chasing down the serious and the strange with the RJ’s award-winning breaking news reporters. Then, they get to cover world-class dining, entertainment and arts on the features desk. The program wraps up by putting their Spanish language skills to the test on the staff of the RJ’s Spanish-language weekly, El Tiempo.

It’s an internship like no other in a town like no other.

The internship is available for photojournalism and reporting students. It begins May or June, depending on an intern’s availability.

Candidates must be a junior or senior in college, in graduate school, or have graduated within the past six months.

The ideal candidates speak and write in Spanish and should be active members of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists.

Reporting candidates must submit three to five writing clips or a CD of multimedia work, along with other required materials specified on the application. Those interested in the photojournalism internship must submit three to five photo and video work samples, along with other required materials specified on the application.

To apply, visit NAHJ Nevada’s website. For more information, email nahjnevada@gmail.com or call Ana Ley at 702-259-4185.

Freelance Writers, Student Health 101

Posted on: December 1st, 2014 by ewrobins

Student Health 101 is currently looking for freelance student journalists and authors to write features and shorts on health issues that are of concern to students. Mainly, we’re looking for writers with excellent reporting skills who can work under a deadline. Writers are hired on a freelance basis and paid a fee per article, based on article length and difficulty of the subject matter. Feature stories are 1,250 to 1,500 words, while short features are 300 to 600 words.

Student Health 101, the online health and wellness magazine, is primarily a student-written publication, as a way to help students better manage the pressures they’re under, from managing stress to money to eating well at university and much more. Currently, Student Health 101 is published each month to over 1,000,000 students in Canada and the United States, at 500 different colleges and universities.

An example of Student Health 101 is online at http://readsh101.com/ucla.html.

Apply online at http://readsh101.com/contributor.html.