Multimedia Journalist and Photographer, WATN-WLMT, Memphis, Tenn.

Morning Show MMJ & Photographer
WATN/WLMT/WJKT
Contact: Freddie Milton

Job Description: WATN-WLMT, the ABC & CW affiliate in Memphis, TN, is seeking a full-time multimedia journalist. The ideal candidate is a strong writer and photographer with live shot experience.

Duties include, but are not limited to: shooting, writing and editing stories for news broadcasts, on a tight deadline.

In addition to setting up and fronting live shots for our morning show, candidate will shoot and edit anchor franchises for the morning team several days a week.

Qualifications: Previous non-linear editing experience and strong computer skills are required. Knowledge of ENPS, Canopus Edius and the Bit Central digital news content delivery system is a plus.

Requirements: Bachelor Degree in photography, journalism or related field. Minimum two-years experience working in a newsroom. Must be able to carry up to 50 pounds of camera equipment.

The morning show MMJ & photographer is a full-time, hourly, position that is eligible for overtime. This position may work nights, weekends and/or early morning shifts.

Application Instructions: Qualified individuals please forward a resume and link to recent work.

Please apply online.

NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE

Equal Employer Opportunity
A NEXSTAR BROADCASTING STATION
Online Application Address: http://nexstar.hirecentric.com/jobs/70973.html

Overby to receive Women’s Council Legacy Award

Charles OverbyCharles Overby, a champion of the First Amendment and the free press, has been selected to receive the 2015 Legacy Award presented by the Ole Miss Women’s Council for Philanthropy.  Read the story at news.olemiss.edu.

Morgan Gregory and Lauren McMillinMeek alumni Morgan Gregory and Lauren McMillin recently reunited at the Atlanta Falcons training camp. Gregory works with the Falcons as corporate partnerships seasonal assistant. McMillin attended the camp with the Tennessee Titans.

http://meek.olemiss.edu/2014/08/11/7463/

Ronald Farrar to sign “Powerhouse: The Meek School at Ole Miss” on Aug. 13

Powerhouse Dust JacketPowerhouse: The Meek School at Ole Miss by Dr. Ronald Farrar, is being released in Oxford on Wednesday, Aug. 13, with a reception in Farley Hall at 3 p.m. and a meet-the-author event at Off Square Books at 5 p.m.  Read more at HottyToddy.com.

Sports website offers bylines

isportsweb, which posts stories on pro and college sports, seeks writers who are just happy to have a byline. Contact Scott Peceny <scott@isportsweb.com>.

Three Internship Opportunities, The Borgen Project, Work From Home

WRITER INTERNSHIP
This is a 12-week, part-time internship. The selected candidate will be able to work from home and pick their own schedule, but must meet weekly deadlines. Articles submitted will appear on BORGEN Magazine or The Borgen Project Blog.
- Write 4 articles per week.
- Research topics.
- Assist with advocacy efforts.
- Assist with fundraising. Create a personal fundraising campaign and meet targets.
- Attend national conference call every Monday at 5PM PST.
Qualifications: Strong research and writing skills. Must be able to work independently and meet deadlines with very little supervision. Experience writing SEO friendly content is helpful, but not required.
To Apply: Email your resume and 2 writing samples to hr@borgenproject.org with “Writer Intern” in the subject line.
 
JOURNALISM INTERNSHIP
This is a 12-week, part-time internship. The selected candidate will be able to work from home and set their own schedule, but must meet weekly deadlines. Articles submitted will appear on BORGEN Magazine or The Borgen Project Blog.
- Interview sources and research topics in-depth.
- Write 3 well-researched articles per week.
- Communicate with editors and supervisors.
- Assist with fundraising. Create a personal fundraising campaign and meet targets.
- Attend national conference call every Monday at 5PM PST.
Qualifications: Strong journalism writing skills. Must be able to work independently and meet deadlines with very little supervision. Experience writing for newspapers is helpful, but not required.
To Apply: Email your resume and 2 writing samples to hr@borgenproject.org with “Journalism Internship” in the subject line.
 
EDITOR INTERNSHIP
Edit for BORGEN Magazine and The Borgen Project Blog. The Editor is responsible for reviewing and editing articles submitted by The Borgen Project’s national team of writers. The internship is 260 hours and can be completed part-time or full-time. The position is done from home, but follows a set schedule. A minimum of 15 hours per week and weekend shifts are available for those who prefer it.
- Edit and format articles submitted by national writers.
- Work with writers to improve their articles.
- Assist with fundraising. Create a personal fundraising campaign and meet targets.
- Attend national conference call every Monday at 5PM PST.
Qualifications: Must have great editing skills. Must be able to work independently and meet deadlines with very little supervision. Experience writing SEO friendly content is helpful, but not required.
To Apply: Email your resume and 2 writing samples to hr@borgenproject.org with “Editor Intern” in the subject line.

Norton Mitchell NeshobaCharlie Mitchell; Will Norton; Margaret Ann Morgan, reporter for WHAM TV; Norman Gillespie, former clerk of the U. S. District Court in Oxford; and Bill Rose at the Neshoba County Fair.

http://meek.olemiss.edu/2014/08/01/7437/

Meek School students and profs spend summer learning

Ole Miss intern Taylor Leatherwood of Long Beach and Dr. Nancy Dupont in the WLOX newsroom.

Ole Miss intern Taylor Leatherwood of Long Beach and Dr. Nancy Dupont in the WLOX newsroom.

Professor Nancy Dupont spent part of her summer immersing herself in TV news as part of a Mississippi Association of Broadcasters Faculty Fellowship at WLOX in Biloxi.  She spent a week in the newsroom, sharpening her skills in writing, reporting and videography.“It was great to be at WLOX because that’s where I began my professional career 40 years ago, and some of my coworkers are still working there.  But the most valuable part of the fellowship was meeting the young journalists who’ve agreed to help Meek students succeed,” Professor Dupont said.  “These young people are thriving in a challenging new media environment our students will face in a few years.”

Some of the journalists agreed to come to Oxford to speak to classes, while others offered to do live internet video conferences in the coming semesters.  Christina Garcia is the new 6 and 10 o’clock primary anchor at WLOX-TV in Biloxi, but her path to an on-air job is somewhat unusual.  The way she did it may be the best example of what is required for success in a 21st century newsroom.
She studied print journalism at the University of South Alabama, interned at WKRG in Mobile and was hired as an online producer at WLOX in 2011.  Since then, she learned every job in the newsroom by any means possible, making herself an extremely valuable employee.  Her advice to students is as unique as her career.

Christina is so busy that we had to talk to her while she was putting on makeup for the 6′clock show with Meteorologist Mike Reader.

 

Fall PR/Social Media Internship, STYLE Advertising, Birmingham, Ala.

PUBLIC RELATIONS AND SOCIAL MEDIA INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITY 

Located in Birmingham, Ala., STYLE Advertising is pleased to announce the availability of fall internship positions in the public relations and social media department. Founded in 1970, STYLE Advertising is a full-service advertising, marketing and public relations firm and remains the oldest agency in Alabama still operating under the same name for more than 40 years. Internship positions are from August 2014 until December 2014.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: 

 Assist agency public relations director, public relations coordinators and other staff in day-to-day tasks for clients

 Draft and distribute press releases

 Participate in client and staff meetings

 Contribute public relations and social media ideas for new business proposals and plans

 Update and maintain agency and client social media channels

 Perform clerical and administrative duties

 Compile and maintain media contact lists

 Write and edit copy for newsletters, blogs and brochures

 Coordinate with media as assigned, in development of appropriate news stories

QUALIFICATIONS: 

 Recent graduate or current student of a public relations, marketing or communications program

 Possess interest in public relations and social media

 Knowledge of AP style

 Experienced with social media outlets such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest and be able to understand the role each can play in a business’ marketing strategy

 Knowledge of Hootsuite a plus

 An innovative self-starter with problem-solving skills, creativity, ambition and a strong work ethic

 Possess a high degree of professionalism

 Ability to execute multifaceted tasks

 Ability to exercise independent judgment and strong attention to detail

 Have exceptional written and verbal communication skills

 Live in or near the Birmingham area and have own form of transportation

To apply, please send a resume and cover letter to kirsten@styleadvertising.com or call Kirsten Ebert at (205) 503-5929.

Neely TuckerNeely Tucker reading from his recently published novel, “The Ways of the Dead” at Off Square Books. Tucker is an alumnus who wrote 14 years for The Washington Post.

http://meek.olemiss.edu/2014/07/09/7412/