Birmingham Business Journal interviews Thursday, February 9 for PAID summer internship

The Birmingham Business Journal is looking for a talented aspiring journalist for its paid summer internship program. Summer interns gain valuable experience both in print and online writing for an award-winning publication. Previous internship experience is a plus, but not a necessity. Business reporting experience is not necessary.

The BBJ publishes a weekly print edition and two daily email editions, providing an excellent opportunity for candidates to write a substantial number of stories in a variety of forms (breaking news, profiles, features, etc.). The BBJ is part of American City Business Journals, which has papers in 40 major markets around the nation.

Several UA students have interned at BBJ in recent years and have gained tremendous experience and portfolio material.

BBJ Editor in Chief Ty West will be on campus February 9 to interview interested candidates and answer questions about the internship program.

Contact Ty West at twest@bizjournals.com to schedule an interview time on February 9.

School Administrator magazine Senior Editorial Assistant

School Administrator, an ambitious monthly magazine that covers K-12 education subjects for school leaders nationwide, seeks a full-time senior editorial assistant for its small editorial team.

We seek someone who can work independently in a fast-paced environment and can meet concurrent deadlines to support the magazine’s print and electronic editions, handling a wide range of assignments that include editing and proofreading, fact-checking, interviewing, compiling information and rewriting, photo research and fulfilling requests for article reprints and back issues as well as coding and posting our digital edition to the web. We seek candidates with at least two years of publication-related work experiences. Starting salary: high $40s to low $50s.

School Administrator is published by a leading education association — AASA, The School Superintendents Association (www.aasa.org). Send cover letter and resume to HR@aasa.org. Deadline: Jan. 29, 2017.

Questions and requests for the full job description can be sent to: jgoldman@aasa.org

Apply now for Political Journalism Internships in Washington, D.C.

 

The Washington, DC based Institute on Political Journalism is now accepting applications for the February 8, 2017 Priority Deadline.

Sponsored by The Fund for American Studies, and in partnership with George Mason University, the Institute on Political Journalism (IPJ) is an eight-week summer academic internship program that offers undergraduate students a first-hand look at the journalism and communications in our nation’s capital through:

• An internship placement in journalism or strategic communications
• Courses for credit in economics and government
• Exclusive lectures, briefings and professional development seminars
• Housing in the heart of Washington, D.C.

Our goal is to provide students with hands-on experience in reporting, editing, interviewing and navigating the media landscape in Washington. For public relations students, our goal is to put them front and center with companies and organizations that provide a variety of services for their clients: crisis management, media promotion, advocacy campaigns, legislative and federal outreach. As you know, today’s students are tomorrow’s leaders. Building on what you have taught them in the classroom, we are committed to providing an educational experience that will prepare your students for successful careers in both media and strategic communications.

Students should apply by February 8 for priority admissions and scholarship consideration.

Please visit www.DCinternships.org/IPJ for detailed information on the program.

Institute on Political Journalism
Washington, DC
June 3 – July 28, 2017
www.DCinternships.org/IPJ

Priority Deadline for Scholarships: February 8
Final Deadline: March 16
**Scholarship Funding Available**

Will You Answer the Call?
Do you sit in class daydreaming about being a reporter for the White House press corps? Perhaps your dream is to be sitting in the press gallery in the U.S. Senate covering a Supreme Court nomination battle? Or is your dream to be at the table in a strategy session for a client who wants Congress and the public to take action on a particular issue? If you answered yes, we invite you to apply to the 2017 Institute on Political Journalism and be counted among the next generation of journalism and communications professionals.

Program Components:

Journalism or PR Internship: Intern 30-35 hours a week at a media news outlet or a strategic communications firm. You’ll learn firsthand how to:
o Cover Congress & the federal government.
o Do “man on the street” interviews.
o Use social media to promote a public relations campaign.
o Research background information on an investigative series.
o Gather sound bites from a Congressional hearing.
o Pitch a client’s new book to media outlets around the country.
o Attend a press conference at a federal agency.
o Create content for a radio stations website.
o Interview a member of Congress
o Shadow a TV producer in the field.
o Pitch ideas for ways to increase your clients’ membership base.
o Write breaking news story about statements made at a White House press conference.

Economics and Government Coursework: Combine theory and practice and take courses on economics, journalism, and government for 3 to 9 credit hours through George Mason University. Click here to view the course catalog.

Exclusive Lectures and Site Briefings: Attend a briefing by a member of Congress on Capitol Hill. Visit the Newseum or take private tour of the National Press Club. Tour the Washington Post Headquarters or take a behind the scenes tour of the press operations in the U.S. Senate.

Small Group Networking: Meet with seasoned reporters, TV producers, online editors, principles in major PR firms and learn about various career paths in journalism or strategic communications.

Mentor Program: Connect with a practitioner in your field of interest who will serve as a professional mentor during and after the program. He or she will provide tips for living in Washington as well as career advice and networking contacts.

Housing: Students will live in furnished apartments on campus at George Washington University in downtown Washington, DC and are matched with other program participants as roommates. The apartments are located steps from the White House, State Department and National Monuments, and provide easy access to the DC metro transportation system.

Scholarships: More than 70% of students receive partial scholarship awards based on financial need and merit.

This Could be You:
“My internship not only gave me a glimpse into the radio world, but I was able to jump in head first and completely immerse myself in the inner workings of it. I was given the valuable opportunity to help produce a podcast, write radio broadcast stories, and use audio editing programs. I also received feedback from my supervisor that has helped me become a better reporter. I would have never learned these skills or been exposed to the behind-the-scenes of talk radio without my IPJ internship!” 
Gianni Windahl, Southern Methodist University
Intern, Radio America

“During my internship I covered briefings on Capitol Hill, interviewed Foreign Ministers from all over the globe and sat in the White House Press Briefing Room. The experience was incomparable to anything I had previously experienced!”
Erica Brosnan, Hofstra University
Intern, The Washington Times

Application Instructions:
Applications are reviewed and accepted on a rolling basis until the final deadline of March 14, but applicants are encouraged to apply for by the February 8 Priority Deadline for Scholarships in order to receive special consideration.

Application requirements include a topical essay, statement of purpose, resume, official transcript, letter of recommendation and $25 application fee. An application checklist is available here: http://www.dcinternships.org/wp-content/uploads/IPJ-App-Instructions.pdf

Please visit www.DCinternships.org/IPJ for more program details and to begin an application. Questions may be directed to Joe Starrs, Institute on Political Journalism Director, at IPJ@tfas.org or 202.986.0384.

 

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www.DCinternships.org | tele. 202.986.0384 | fax 202.318.0441 | admissions@TFAS.org

 

Sports Writer Post open near Dallas, Texas

The Paris News, located in Paris, Texas, about 90 minutes north of Dallas, has a position open immediately for a full-time community-oriented sports writer. Duties would include covering local games and athletic events of all types for all ages, feature stories, some photography and design. InDesign and Photoshop skills preferred, but training will be provided, if necessary. Send resume, writing samples and letters of recommendation to annarae.gwarjanski@theparisnews.com.

Memphis Grizzlies seek writers for website

The Beale Street Bears (the Memphis Grizzlies affiliate website on FanSided Network is currently looking for writers.

Some of the requirements/perks are:

–2 posts per week (plus a weekly site roundtable).

–Cover games through the site’s Twitter account

–Media credential opportunities through games, press conferences, practices, etc.

–Fan of the Memphis Grizzlies or NBA basketball. It’s a must for writers to be fans to create a fun atmosphere for both the contributors and the readers.

 

A non-paying position, but it could still open many doors.

Interested students can contact  parkerfleming15@gmail.com

Writers Wanted — UA Real Estate Center seeks spring interns

The Alabama Center for Real Estate is seeking student interns for multiple content writing positions for the Spring of 2017.

This position offers an opportunity for writers to have real-world journalistic experience while helping to grow the center’s multimedia platform. ACRE currently produces roughly 50 articles per month, including our monthly market reports and other articles related to commercial and residential real estate. ACRE recently launched its own real estate news platform, Real Estate Alabama (REAL) at www.acre.culverhouse.ua.edu/real

ACRE also puts out a weekly newsletter, The WiRE (Week in Real Estate) that reaches nearly 30,000 professionals throughout the state.

Real estate is one of the hottest and most exciting industries going into 2017 and the right candidate will not only get writing and editorial experience but will also get face time with some of the industry’s heaviest hitters.

Contact Bryan Davis, Research/Media Coordinator at ACRE by phone (205-348-5416) or by email bkdavis@culverhouse.ua.edu. Application deadline is January 5, 2017

Selma Times-Journal has immediate opening for reporter

General Assignment/Sports Reporter

The Selma Times-Journal has an immediate opening for a general assignment reporter to help cover historic Selma, Alabama and the region known as the Black Belt of Alabama.

The position will focus on sports but will also include general assignment reporting and well as photography and design responsibilities of our six-day morning daily newspaper.

Successful candidates should possess strong organizational and editing skills and be familiar with newspaper design programs, including Adobe InDesign, Photoshop and be fluent in AP style.

The Times Journal is just one of the products produced by Selma Newspapers, Inc. SNI is also focused on developing specialty niche products, such as our community lifestyle magazine, Selma The Magazine, and continued development of our digital products.

Our company offers more than competitive salary and benefit packages, as we are an affiliate of Boone Newspapers, Inc., a community focused multi-media company headquartered in Tuscaloosa, Ala. who prides itself on producing quality products and quality people. Those who apply themselves, are productive and are willing to learn and pay their dues will be offered increased opportunities.

Those interested should send a non-returnable resume, with clips of stories and other work examples to Selma Times-Journal editor Justin Averette at justin.averette@selmatimesjournal.com.

Journal Record in Marion County seeks staff writer

The Journal Record of Hamilton, Ala., is seeking a staff writer to work from its Hamilton office. The person will cover areas and beats across Marion County in northwest Alabama. The position is available immediately.

The paper is seeking a writer who can work some nights and weekends, and without immediate supervision. Transportation and insurance is required. Photography skills are not required but preferred.

To apply, go to the paper’s offices on Alabama 17 in south Hamilton, or send a resume and clips to Ed Howell, assistant news editor.

Pulitzer-prize-winning Mississippi daily has reporter opening for recent graduate

General Reporter job opening

Cannons, casinos and the Corps make for an amazing news town. All it needs is a community-minded, self-motivated person to join its team as a reporter of its award-winning community newspaper. The Vicksburg (Miss.) Post is looking to expand its excellent news team.

Vicksburg is home to great Civil War history and modern science as well with three U.S. Army Corps of Engineers research facilities in the area. Vicksburg is a great place to live, located approximately 45 miles west of the state capital in Jackson.

This Pulitzer Prize winning, 10,000-circulation daily publishes Monday through Friday afternoons and weekend mornings. Recent local market research showed 7 out of 10 local residents turn to The Post for their news.

Candidates must be proficient in reporting and writing. This position requires an individual who loves to get out of the office and discover the news of our community, strong writing skills and the ability to work independently. Other duties may include in time updating website and social media.

Applicants should have a college degree in journalism or a related field or equivalent experience. Previous experience with InDesign and Photoshop a definite plus.

The full-time position offers competitive salary and benefits, and opportunities to advance within the company.

Compensation plan includes health and dental insurance, 401(k), paid life and disability insurance, retirement plan, and paid holidays and sick leave.

Send your resume, work samples, references and salary history to Jan Griffey, editor, The Vicksburg Post, jan.griffey@vicksburgpost.com.

Columbus, Miss. daily seeks reporter for Starkville bureau

 

The (Columbus, Miss.) Commercial Dispatch is seeking a bright, self-motivated reporter to cover a wide range of local and university news at our Starkville bureau. Home to Mississippi State University, Starkville isn’t just a college town. It has a family friendly atmosphere while offering a multitude of local restaurants, bars and shopping options. It’s also conveniently located two hours from Jackson, Memphis and Birmingham.

The ideal candidate has a passion for local newsgathering and is comfortable immersing him/herself in this community. Though you will have daily contact with editorial staff in our Columbus office (25 minutes away), you will be largely responsible for managing and curating your own stories. Time management, high productivity, good news judgment and unflagging persistence are essential attributes. We are looking for someone with at least two years’ of newspaper experience. Photography skills are a plus.

The Dispatch, a 14,000-circulation afternoon daily, won the 2015 Daniel E. Phillips Freedom of Information Award for our investigative journalism work. We like tackling important stories and are building on our successes. If this sounds like a good fit for you, e-mail cover letter, resume and writing samples to Peter Imes at pimes@cdispatch.com.