In addition to venturing through Europe’s great outdoors, the students are sharing their experiences, pictures and videos on this blog. Preece is producing content and maintaining the blog for the class. For more information about the course visit the class website at boku.wvu.edu
The National Lesbian & Gay Journalists Association’s (NLGJA) 2011 National Convention & 8th Annual Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender (LGBT) Media Summit will take place August 25-28 at the Loews Philadelphia Hotel in Philadelphia, Pa.
NLGJA is an organization of journalists, media professionals, educators and students working from within the news industry to foster fair and accurate coverage of LGBT issues. NLGJA opposes all forms of workplace bias and provides professional development to its members.
Do you aspire to be a sports writer? Do you love Mountaineer sports? Here’s the opportunity for you!
EerSports.com is a website dedicated to WVU Football and Men’s Basketball. They are looking for freelance/part-time reporters for the fall.
- Assignments will include covering games, practices and typical beat writing duties.
- Reporters will be paid monthly per article
- Upperclassmen are preferred
Interested candidates may contact: Jeff Ermann, Executive Publisher @ email@example.com
To view the website visit: EerSports.com
The West Virginia University Center for Women’s Studies is advertising a position for an intern who will help plan and coordinate activities for the Center during the 2011/2012 academic year. This person should be currently enrolled as a WVU student with a background in women’s studies and/or a commitment to social justice issues. The position is part-time (10-15 hours per week depending on need and availability) with a pay rate of $10 per hour. The internship will start during the fall 2011 semester. The person should have the ability to perform the following tasks:
1) Develop and communicate information about events and activities associated with the program through the WMST website
a. Maintain the Center’s Facebook page to communicate with WMST constituents
b. Take photographs and organize documents associated with the Center’s history and activities to post on Facebook and the website
Update calendar and assist in communication with university members
2) Develop brochures, announcements, and other publicity for events and activities
a. Utilize graphic design skills
b. Help schedule activities organized by the program on campus
Work with news and information office to advertise events
3) Possess necessary communication and organizational skills
a. Strong writing and speaking skills necessary to communicate with diverse populations
b. Ability to work independently and cooperatively
Application deadline: August 24, 201
Please send a letter of application outlining your qualifications for this internship, a WVU transcript, and two letters of reference to:
Dr. Ann Oberhauser, Director
Center for Women’s Studies
PO Box 6450
West Virginia University
Morgantown, WV 26506
WVU College of Engineering and Mineral Resources seeks graduate assistant to help with recruitment efforts
The College of Engineering and Mineral Resources is seeking a graduate assistant to specialize in Graduate Engineering Recruitment. This student’s main responsibility will be devising communication plans for graduate recruiting, communications pieces, and scheduling the timing for communications delivery. The responsibilities are not limited to this, and may also include drafting letters for graduate recruitment to be sent to schools and individual students; planning, assisting with, and attending evening and weekend sessions for graduate information fairs; and assisting with and attending graduate college fairs on behalf of the WVU College of Engineering and Mineral Resources.
This person must be able to work independently, as well as in groups. He or she must be self-motivated, detail-oriented, and able to manage multiple-projects at one-time. Good writing skills are necessary. A background in communications, marketing, public relations, or advertising is preferable.
The graduate assistant will be eligible for a tuition waiver as well as a stipend. He or she will be required to work 20 hours per week when school is in session.
Any interested student should email three writing samples and a resume to Ryan Sigler at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Urban Outfitters Photo Producer is responsible for producing the photo shoots for Catalog, Internal Marketing, PR, Lookbooks, and Retail Display. This includes managing the Photo Dept. budget as well as meeting with and sourcing models, photographers and locations that reflect the overall feel of the brand. Along with the Photo Director, the Photo Producer will identify talent that reflects the overall seasonal creative concept as well as the liaising with outside production companies. This is a full time position in Philadelphia, Pa., with benefits (Health, Dental and 401K).
- Management of photo shoot production and budgets for the Urban Outfitters catalog, internal marketing and PR, and special shoots for individual brands within Urban Outfitters.
- Coordinate and maintain relationship with outside production company. This includes all travel, location scouting, booking of talent, logistics of shoot.
- Tracks and input of catalog and PR photo invoices.
- Work with Photo Director and Post-Production Manger to streamline production and facilitate post-production.
- Continually identify emerging model, photographer, and hair/makeup artist talent with an intuitive understanding of the Urban brand and the Urban customer.
- Assist is all aspects of regularly scheduled castings to scout models for web and catalog shoots. Maintain model and photographer databases that can be used for all shoots.
- Maintain active relationships with external photo and model agencies, photographers, artists, blogs, etc. to keep up to date information to be used in production throughout the season and contribute to the development of the Urban brand.
- Meet with Photo Director to review seasonal creative concepts and suggest potential models, locations and photographers for web and catalog that reflect the seasonal direction. Continue to feed information and direction as season progresses.
- Participate in catalog and PR creative meetings as needed to contribute to efficient and effective use of photographs within the different departments of Urban Outfitters.
- Develop presentation material for Concept Proposals in regards to photography, models and locations in meetings for web and catalog.
- Organize and track Catalog and PR images for Urban’s internal image archive as a resource for Urban Europe and Urban Direct.
For more information and to apply, visit:
Are you an aspiring fashion reporter? Here's your chance to be a backstage reporter during New York Fashion Week!
FashionIndie and Fashion News Live are inviting aspiring fashion reporters to submit their reels showcasing their talent as a host and fashion personality for the chance to co-host a runway show at New York Fashion Week in September 2011. Two winners will be selected to work alongside Fashion News Live host Rocco Leo Gaglioti backstage at one show to report on the latest trends. The winners will get a style makeover by FashionIndie Style Director Samantha Lim, be interviewed and featured on FashionIndie.com and FashionNewsLive.com and will receive passes to one runway show at Fashion Week.
How the winner will be chosen
FashionIndie and Fashion News Live will choose the winner from all qualified submissions with special consideration for the top voted entries.
A qualified submission is one which meets all the Terms & Conditions and Guidelines.
What the winner will receive
Two winners (one male/one female, two females or two males) will have the opportunity to be backstage fashion reporters at the Mercedes Benz New York Fashion Week in September 2011. The selected participants will report on the trends with Fashion News Live host Rocco Leo Gaglioti and FashionIndie and will also be interviewed themselves for FashionIndie.com and FashionNewsLive.com. The winners will also receive a style makeover by FashionIndie’s Style Director Samantha Lim as well as receiving highly coveted passes to a fashion show. Travel and accommodation for two nights’ in New York for two winners will be provided. The 8 highest voted submissions will each receive exclusive gifts from the luxury accessories line Breil.
Dates to remember
- Submission Deadline: August 11, 2011
- Voting Starts: August 12, 2011
- Voting Ends: August 19, 2011
- Winner Announcement: August 30, 2011
How to apply:
For more information:
The Al Neuharth Free Spirit Scholarship and Journalism Conference was held July 9-14 at the Newseum in Washington, D.C. Dean Reed participated in the panel, “Preparing for College and a Journalism career.”
Additional panelists included: Mary Kay Blake, the senior vice president of development for the Newseum; Will Norton Jr., dean of the Meek School of Journalism and New Media at the University of Mississippi; Orage Quarles III, president and publisher of The News & Observer in Raleigh, N.C.; and Trina Williams, producer for NPR Newscast.
The Free Spirit program began in 1999 and is funded by the Freedom Forum to honor Neuharth, the founder of the Freedom Forum, Newseum and USA TODAY. Fifty-one outstanding high school students, representing each of the 50 states and Washington, D.C., are accepted to attend the annual conference each year. Participants receive an all-expense paid trip to the conference and a $1,000 scholarship for the college or university of their choice.
Virginia Press Women, an organization of men and women dedicated to excellence in journalism and other communication professions, is proud to offer a $550 scholarship to a deserving Virginia college student interested in pursuing a career in communications.
The Agnes Cooke scholarship competition is open to any Virginia college student or to any Virginia resident attending an out-of-state college. Scholarship applicants must be planning a career in journalism, photo journalism, public relations or another related communications field. Applicants do not have to be enrolled in a journalism degree program to qualify, but strong evidence of a commitment to the field of communications is essential.
The scholarship competition is open to male and female students and to undergraduate and graduate students. Members of Virginia Press Women receive additional consideration.
Applications for the 2011 awards are due July 15, 2011. The scholarship money will be available for the fall 2011 semester.
Along with a completed scholarship form , applicants are asked to submit
- Three work samples
- A resume
- A letter of recommendation
The Agnes Cooke scholarship is named in honor of the late Agnes Cooke of Kinsale, who was a charter member of Virginia Press Women and served as president from 1964 to 1966. She was well-known in the Northern Neck for the columns she wrote for 25 years chronicling the everyday events in her community.
If you have questions, please make contact with Mary Martin:
PO Box 83
Crozier VA 23039
Read more about Agnes Cooke Scholarship for Journalism Students 2011 http://bit.ly/kzpU0i
The School of Journalism’s “West Virginia Uncovered” project was recently featured in The Chronicle of Higher Education’s technology news section. The article discusses how the School’s unique approach to online journalism has helped more than a dozen small newspapers make the digital leap. In addition, it features the School’s “Mobile Main Street” project – an extension of “West Virginia Uncovered” headed by Assistant Professor Dana Coester – in which faculty and students are working to create smartphone applications for legacy news organizations in rural areas. Read the full story at http://chronicle.com/article/West-Virginia-U-Helps-Local/128121/.
Voted the “Coolest Little Startup in America” by Inc Magazine, TerraCycle’s mission is to eliminate the idea of waste by developing innovative solutions for non-recyclable products and packaging. Our model provides consumers and communities with a system to collect their waste and then convert this waste into new, eco-friendly products. We also give back to the community by paying an average of 2¢ per unit of waste collected to charity on behalf of the collectors. TerraCycle currently partners with over 70 brands of the world’s largest consumer conglomerates including: Nestle, Johnson & Johnson, L’Oreal, BiC and Kraft in 12 countries including the US, Brazil, Mexico, Canada, Argentina, Israel, France, Germany, Ireland, Sweden, Turkey and the UK. Come work for the company that received Entrepreneur Magazine’s 2010 award for #1 company in the environmental category and has been defined as “one of the most brilliant companies of the year”.
Essential Functions and Responsibilities:
-Drafting and distributing high quality, effective press releases and pitches.
-Pitching TerraCycle’s story and products to Broadcast/Print/Online media sources by phone and email
-Marketing TerraCycle Upcycling Program to local organizations or recruiting local stories
-Writing some copy for products and website.
-Using media databases and media tracking systems
-Excellent writing and communication skills.
-High level of energy and passion.
-Working towards degree in marketing, public relations, communications or equivalent field.
-Experience with Excel and Power Point a plus.
-Position reports to TerraCycle’s VP, Media Relations in New Jersey.
Compensation and Other Details:
-Internships are unpaid and are based in Trenton, NJ
-The program will cover your lunch expenses and select work related expenses as needed
-The internship will run during Fall 2011 semester (dates will vary)
-Academic Credit can be arranged in conjunction with your college/university
Please send your resume, cover letter and a sample press release or equivalent writing sample to: Lauren@terracycle.net
Mon Health System is seeking an intern with a media-web background to assist with the re-development of its website, beginning as early as August 1.
The candidate will assist in writing informational pieces on various service lines and programs, utilizing their educational experience. It is estimated that the candidate would work in the 15 hour per week range, throughout the Fall semester. The internship is unpaid, however, the experience would prove beneficial in the marketplace, particularly in a healthcare setting.
Resumes may be submitted to: Greg Kealey, Director of Corporate Marketing, Mon Health System, 1200 J D Anderson Drive, Morgantown, WV 26505 or email your information to: email@example.com
The Diocese of Greensburg (Pa.) is seeking an organized, detail-focused individual to photograph and digitally prepare images of news events for The Catholic Accent newspaper and the diocesan Web site; create photo galleries; and record and edit digital video and audio.
An associate’s degree in photography or related field is preferred. One to three years of demonstrated experience in digital photography for print and Web-based media. Proficiency in Adobe Photoshop and video editing software such as Pinnacle Studio or Adobe Premiere.
Candidate must have ability to work under deadline and be available for evening and weekend assignments. Must have a reliable vehicle; mileage reimbursement provided. The ideal candidate will be a practicing Catholic with a solid understanding of the faith.
Please send a cover letter, resume and portfolio (a brief selection
of photographs and no more than 1-2 videos) in hard copy or digital
format by July 14 to Director of Human Resources, Diocese of
Greensburg, 723 E. Pittsburgh Street, Greensburg, PA 15601 or
Chat Sports delivers a comprehensive mashup of local and national news, athlete tweets and blogs from each pro and college sports team. They are looking for WVU journalism students to create comprehensive and compelling original content for their designated school/team, as well as power social media efforts. To learn more, and to apply, visit: http://www.chatsports.com/write.
Public Relations Specialist at WVU Hospitals
WVUH is recruiting a temporary Public Relations Specialist to support their Community Relations department.
In summary, this person would be responsible for the following:
- Writing articles for internal audiences
- Designing a monthly internal e-newsletter (using FrontPage)
- Creating and maintaining internal websites and editing web content
- Creating and maintaining screens for electronic billboards
- Designing and editing internal event flyers
- Supporting internal events, programs and campaigns
- Coordinating special events and community programs
- Supporting community initiatives
In addition to having excellent written and oral communication skills, this person should be proficient in the use of Microsoft FrontPage, Outlook, Word, Publisher, Excel and PowerPoint, as well as Adobe Photoshop and Acrobat. They need experience with graphic and web design, and content management systems.
- Bachelor’s degree, preferably in journalism, communications or related field, is required.
- Minimum of three years experience in journalism, medical writing, science writing, public relations or communications required.
- Minimum of three years experience in event planning required.
- Excellent written and oral communication skills.
- Proficient in the use of Microsoft FrontPage, Outlook, Word, Publisher, Excel and PowerPoint, as well as Adobe Photoshop and Acrobat.
- Experience with graphic and web design, and content management systems.
- Demonstrated website project management skills.
- Demonstrated ability to identify and proactively meet needs of varied audiences.
- Time management and organizational skills.
To apply, visit: http://wvuhealthcare.com/employment/work.aspx
The WVU School of Pharmacy is seeking a Public Relations intern. This is a paid position where the intern will gain valuable experience in public relations and communications while learning to produce information to promote the School of Pharmacy. This position reports to the School’s Director of Public Relations and Alumni Affairs.
Duties and Responsibilities:
- Interview students, faculty, and staff to obtain content for publications and press releases
- Write articles for WVU School of Pharmacy publications
- Compose press releases
- Write web content when needed
- Compile press clippings
- Help coordinate and attend various School programs and events
- Other duties as assigned
Skills and Qualifications:
- Strong writing and communication skills
- Ability to meet deadlines
- Ability to translate detailed scientific concepts to lay audience
- Knowledge of and proficiency with Microsoft Office
- Knowledge of AP writing style
- Specialization in Public Relations or Journalism fields of study
Some evening and weekend work is required.
Candidate will need to have a reliable form of transportation to attend off-site events when needed.
Hours: 8-10 hours per week
Salary: $10.00 per hour
Please e-mail a cover letter, resume, and three writing samples no later than Thursday, June 30, to Mrs. Amy Newton, Director of Public Relations and Alumni Affairs, West Virginia University School of Pharmacy, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Chronicle of Higher Education seeks an experienced reporter to cover academic rigor in higher education. This reporter will write stories that examine key questions facing colleges about their enduring value, including: How much are students learning? How should the worth of a college education be measured? How should academic quality be improved? This reporter will also oversee our coverage of college teaching and curriculum, as well as research on higher education, and must be able to write vivid stories from inside college classrooms. He or she will examine day-to-day issues facing college faculty, who are juggling competing pressures from students, administrators, lawmakers, and the public at a time when class sizes are rising, resources are diminishing, and demands for accountability are high.
The ideal candidate will have the proven ability to write analytically and to tell compelling stories about complicated topics. The person should be able to navigate nuanced discussions to identify broad trends and creative story ideas that will help readers grapple with big-picture questions and see how theories play out on campuses and in classrooms. He or she should demonstrate skill at filing short, tight news items on deadline while juggling longer-term narrative stories and analytical pieces.
If this is the job for you, let us tell you why The Chronicle is the place to do it. We’re based in Washington, D.C. We’re independently owned. Our pay is commensurate with experience. And our benefits are among the best in the business.
To apply, send a cover letter, resume, and 5 clips to:
Sara Hebel, The Chronicle of Higher Education, 1255 23rd Street, NW Washington, D.C. 20037.
Or e-mail materials, including clips (no links to clips, please) to email@example.com
- Subject line should read: Job Applicant
- No phone calls, please.
- The Chronicle is an equal-opportunity employer.
- When applying, mention you saw this opening listed at JournalismJobs.com.
For full details, visit: http://tinyurl.com/5txhqb9
Want a professional journalist to help you fine-tune your reporting? Need a byline for your portfolio, and a little extra cash? Get it all with our freelance reporting contest.
We’re looking for top student reporters from around the globe to pitch their best story ideas about energy issues. No, this isn’t necessarily about the Kyoto Protocol or international politics surrounding climate change. Instead, think local: Local or traditional energy sources, innovations in your region, recent impacts of climate change in your own backyard, or other issues unique to your area.
We’ll choose the top three ideas, assign a UPIU mentor to work closely with the winners, and pay each student $200 once their stories are published on UPI.com!
How does it work? In the journalism world, reporters pitch story ideas to editors. That’s what we want you to do here. The THREE best story pitches will be chosen. You can pitch up to TWO story ideas, although only one of them will be chosen for the contest.
Who is eligible? If you are an aspiring journalist, you’re eligible to submit a story pitch, no matter where you live, as long as you have a UPIU profile. (Go here to set one up!)
What should my story pitch be about? Energy is a big story these days, from Japan’s nuclear crisis to climate change. We want you to find a local story with international appeal about energy. Think about it: New technologies are making it cheaper and easier to extract energy form previously inefficient sources, and some regions of the world, once starved for energy, have found new ways to harvest more than they need. Meanwhile, mountains in certain regions of the U.S. are being destroyed by a hunger for coal, and people in areas of Asia and Africa purchase electricity by the hour from small-town entrepreneurs.
Tell us about the energy situation in your part of the world. What’s happening? What’s surprising? Are there old problems that persist? Are there new solutions that are changing everything?
Here are a few questions to get you thinking:
- Is your country an energy producer or energy consumer? If you produce and export fuel or energy, how is that changing? Are there new laws, transport issues, market problems that are affecting energy resources in your area?
- Are energy prices high or low in your region? Even with oil prices through the roof, some areas, like Brazil, have economical fuel options like ethanol. But for how much longer? If energy prices are high, how does that affect other costs in your economy? In the U.S., transportation costs have skyrocketed along with diesel fuel, and it’s finally making its way to the customer’s price tag on everything from food to clothing. Are energy costs driving inflation in your country?
- Who owns the energy resources, and distribution system, in your country? In the U.S., private companies own the oil rights, land, and equipment used to find and extract oil. But in China, much of the energy production grid is state-owned. Find out how this is changing in your country, or how the energy producers in your region are responding to rising energy demands.
- Is your energy industry prepared for natural (or manmade) disasters? Haiti, Indonesia, Japan the first stories out of these countries following their recent disasters was about energy, how it was disrupted, or how it endangered the nation’s citizens.
- Are individuals creating their own energy? In the U.S., homeowners are harnessing streams on their property to create hydropower, or installing geo-thermal units to tap the earth’s own heat. In some cases they’re capturing so much energy, they sell back their excess capacity to the electric companies they once paid.
- Is technology making energy consumption more efficient in your area? From simple computerized thermostats to high-tech electric-rationing grids, computer systems can make energy resources go farther than ever before. What technologies are in use in your country, and which are delivering real value?
- Is energy politicized in your country? If so how? How do differing political groups deal with energy issues, and how does that affect energy delivery in your area?
Your story must be timely, and must have strong news value. We DON’T want a story that is a general overview of energy consumption or distribution. We DO want a story that reveals something new or noteworthy about how the energy picture is changing in your country. Your story must have a SPECIFIC focus.
Remember, we’re looking for three unique story pitches. We won’t choose three pitches that are similar.
What makes a good story pitch? Tell us, in one or two succinct paragraphs, what your story idea is. Your idea must have news value. It must be timely, with a solid news hook. Give us details that show you’ve done some preliminary reporting. Tell us who you intend to interview, and where and how you will find your sources. Remember, we’re judging the pitches based on the final stories we want to see. If you pitch a story, we expect to see that final product. If your final product does not match your pitch, you won’t be paid the full freelance stipend, and you won’t earn a UPI.com byline.
Can I pitch a multimedia story? Yes, we love stories with multimedia elements! In fact, story pitches with ideas for photos, video clips or other multimedia are preferred.
What we DON’T want:
- Pitches that are longer than two paragraphs, or pitches that are two extremely long paragraphs, will be discarded.
- If the story idea is a good one but the pitch doesn’t include details of who will be interviewed for the story, the pitch will be tossed.
- If the story pitch doesn’t fulfill the topic outlined above, the pitch will be thrown out.
- If you submit more than two story ideas, all of your story ideas will be ineligible.
- Pitches that are submitted in any way other than via the UPIU message system will be discarded.
If you choose my story pitch, what’s the next step? UPIU mentors will work with you to develop a reporting plan for your story, as well as an initial outline. Once you do your reporting, your mentor will ask for an updated outline. By the time you write your story, your mentor should have a good idea of what the final product will be.
What happens if my story doesn’t work out? If we accept your story pitch but you don’t deliver, you’ll be paid what’s known as a kill fee of $25. That means that we appreciate the effort you made to produce a good story, but your work doesn’t fit our needs. If your story is killed, we’ll think twice about approving your story pitch the next time around, so make sure you can produce the story you pitch!
What’s the deadline and how do I submit my pitch? Send your story pitch to Krista Kapralos via the UPIU message system by 12 p.m.. EST on Tuesday, July 5. If your story is chosen, the final product will be due at 12 p.m. EST on Mon., Aug. 8.
Still not sure where to start? Check out this story from Muthoki Mumo of Kenya she earned $100 by pitching, reporting and writing it for our first freelance contest. Like Muthoki’s, your story should be unique, well-reported and professional.
More questions? Email UPIU Regional Director and Senior Mentor Krista Kapralos at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bill Maloney is the Republican candidate for governor in this year’s
special election. His campaign is based in Morgantown, W.Va., and his team is looking for summer interns to assist with the campaign.
Students would work directly with senior staff and the candidate on a
variety of tasks in the communications, political, and office spheres.
This election is one of only four in the nation in 2011, and has and
will continue to receive national media attention. This year’s special
election creates a unique opportunity for students with this type of
Students would have to submit a resume and, as the process continues,
commit to a set schedule of hours for the summer. A compensation
package is available. Students should also be registered Republicans, or at least committed on a basic level to Republican politics.
To apply, contact:
Maloney for West Virginia
Sunnyside Up is seeking an intern to assist in public relations campaign part-time throughout the summer.
Sunnyside Up is working to develop and implement a Revitalization Plan for the Sunnyside neighborhood. The campaign will address current issues in Sunnyside.
Applicant is to work directly with public relations coordinator in campaign development and planning. The campaign is to be fully executed within the first weeks of the Fall 2011 semester.
This internship is a great chance to improve skills and gain experience. It is a networking opportunity and students will obtain real world knowledge in public relations.
Planning will be held at the Sunnyside Up office located at 709 Beechurst Avenue, Morgantown, W.Va.
If interested contact:
709 Beechurst Avenue, Suite 30
Morgantown, WV 26505
(732) 309 4449
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