Undergraduate Internship at Alabama Heritage Magazine OPEN NOW

An internship at Alabama Heritage is a unique opportunity for UA students to learn the basics involved in publishing a quarterly magazine. Upon completing an internship at Alabama Heritage, students should be able to:
a) know whether a career in editing interests them, and
b) step into an entry-level editing position knowing what will be expected of them.
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Graphic Design internships in Alabama with Heart Association

Graphic Design Intern
American Heart Association
Locations available: Birmingham, Tuscaloosa and Montgomery

About Us: The American Heart Association is the nation’s oldest and largest voluntary organization dedicated to fighting heart disease and stroke. Our mission is to build healthier lives, free of cardiovascular disease and stroke.

About the Position: As a graphic arts student, you know the power behind dynamic visual design. Here’s your opportunity to take your creative talent to the next level: the American Heart Association, the nation’s oldest and largest voluntary organization dedicated to fighting heart disease and stroke, is looking for a graphic design intern to start immediately. You’ll interpret our brand strategy and mission—to build healthier lives free of cardiovascular disease and stroke—in terms of design and advertising.

You will work closely with the communications department to create materials for both on- and offline promotions. AHA values our interns for their strong design sensibility and promotes their professional development during the term. There is a minimum commitment of 3 months, but a full semester of work is preferred.

Learn to meet daily, weekly, and long-term deadlines in a fast-paced environment:

  • Create graphics and design layouts for print ads, flyers, email newsletters, blog, and social media accounts
  • Collaborate with the communications department and support campaigns with design solutions
  • Learn how to apply design theory to marketing campaigns and advance techniques

Qualifications:

  • Prior experience creating graphics and a solid grasp of design concepts
  • Comfort working in Adobe Creative Suite, including Photoshop, InDesign, and Illustrator
  • Already having design software available to you is preferred
  • Enthusiasm for the design process and attentiveness to different project goals

A graphic design internship at AHA primes you for future in-house work at other companies, advertising agencies, or non-profit organizations. You’ll benefit from the guidance of the communications team and leave the experience with a portfolio of work.

We’d love to have you join the team. To apply, send us a cover letter, resume, digital portfolio, and dates/time of availability. Email these materials to Communications Director, Danielle Deavours at danielle.deavours@heart.org.

Reporter position offers entry into major newspaper group

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

Reporters, in addition to writing news and feature stories, will also be asked to take photographs and participate in design of our award-winning morning daily.

Successful candidates should possess strong editing and organizational skills and be familiar with newspaper design programs, including Adobe InDesign and 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 continuing to grow our digital audience.

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, Alabama that prides itself on producing quality products and quality people. Those who apply themselves, are productive and are willing to learn will be offered increased opportunities and advancement.

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

Montgomery publishing company seeks associate editor

Hatton-Brown Publishers, Inc., a 68-year-old publishing firm based in Montgomery, Ala., is looking for an associate editor for its six industry trade magazines.

The associate editor travels for a week at a time, anywhere in the U.S., visits corporate and family-owned logging, sawmilling and panel mill operations, wood pellet plants, biomass power plants, lawn and garden equipment dealers, etc. to interview ownership and management, take photos and return to the office to write up these fairly lengthy technical and business operations articles. Considerable human interest feature writing is also involved.

The associate editor also keeps up to date on the latest developments that impact the industry such as new housing starts, environmental issues, government forest management policies and will frequently write news shorts on these developments for the magazines.

Applicants should have excellent editing and proofing skills. He or she should enjoy a teamwork environment on the editorial staff and will work closely with the production department. He or she must acclimate to tight deadlines and be able to juggle responsibilities—that is, writing one article for one magazine, while proofing another article on another magazine, etc.

The associate editor also attends trade shows in the industry, and participates in the several trade shows and conferences that Hatton-Brown Publishers owns and produces.

Send a resume to the Editor-in-Chief, Rich Donnell at rich@hattonbrown.com.

Freelancer Magazine seeks interns

Freelancer Magazine, a Tuscaloosa-based publication, is seeking interns to write and blog about music, fashion or beauty.

General requirements for these internships include:

  • 1-2 years writing experience
  • Beginner to intermediate skill level with WordPress
  • Must be up-to-date with the latest music, fashion or beauty trends.

This unpaid internship is available year round. Interested applicants must apply online by clicking one of the following categories: music, fashion, and beauty.

Contact Stephanie Moore at infofrl@frlmag.com for more information.

The Selma Times-Journal seeks general assignment reporter

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

Reporters, in addition to writing news and feature stories, will also be asked to take photographs and participate in design of our daily morning daily.

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

This position offers a competitive salary and benefit packages.

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.

Tupelo newspaper seeks page designer/copy editor

The Daily Journal in Tupelo is looking for a creative page designer/copy editor. Knowledge of Quark or InDesign is required. Photoshop, Illustrator and experience designing informational graphics a plus. Basic knowledge of AP style and the ability to proof is necessary. Must be willing to work nights, weekends and some holidays.

The candidate must be a reliable self-starter with an eye for design. Candidate must be able to work collaboratively with other designers, photographers, editors and reporters on various projects. Must be comfortable designing a variety of sections on deadline. The ability to think critically and apply problem-solving skills a plus.

A bachelor’s degree in journalism, graphic design, art, English, communications or marketing required.

This is a full-time position offering a salary relevant to experience, insurance, 401K benefits and paid vacation.

The Daily Journal is a 30,000-circulation, locally-owned newspaper focused on both print and digital growth. It combines efforts with affiliated weekly papers to cover the 16 counties in Northeast Mississippi. The department produces a daily newspaper, four weekly newspapers and various magazines and special sections throughout the year.

Tupelo is a progressive small city located within easy driving distance of Memphis and Birmingham and about an hour from both the University of Mississippi and Mississippi State University.

Qualified candidates should email resume to Rod Guajardo, editor, at rod@journalinc.com.

Tupelo newspaper seeks feature writer

The Daily Journal in Tupelo is looking for a talented feature writer to produce unique stories about the people in and involved with churches and religious groups in Northeast Mississippi. This includes writing each week a centerpiece story for the Saturday Faith and Family section, as well as planning and preparing story budgets for the section.

The candidate must be a reliable self-starter with an ability to tell great stories about people in the paper’s communities. The candidate will be responsible for generating local story ideas related to churches or topics of interest for churches in the area and maintaining working relationships with religious leaders in the area to stay abreast of topics important to readers.

A bachelor’s degree in journalism, English or communications is required and at least one year of newspaper experience is preferred.

This is a full-time position offering a salary relevant to experience, insurance, 401K benefits and paid vacation.

The Daily Journal is a 30,000-circulation, locally-owned newspaper focused on both print and digital growth. It combines efforts with affiliated weekly papers to cover the 16 counties in Northeast Mississippi. The department produces a daily newspaper, four weekly newspapers and various magazines and special sections throughout the year.

Tupelo is a progressive small city located within easy driving distance of Memphis and Birmingham and about an hour from both the University of Mississippi and Mississippi State University.

Qualified candidates should email resume to Rod Guajardo, editor, at rod@journalinc.com.

RoosterGNN Academy hosts journalism internship seminars

Rooster Global News Network (GNN) Academy is accepting journalism internship applications to its July 4-14 and July 18-28, 2016 seminars in Madrid, Spain. Limited spots are available.

Successful applicants will choose a journalism specialization, participate in editorial meetings, attend mentoring sessions and workshops. Workshops include visits to El Mundo, one of the largest daily newspapers in Spain, and Matadero Madrid, one of the most innovative cultural centers in Madrid.

At the end of the program, students graduate with a portfolio of publications and receive access to curricular benefits such as a journalism internship certification and a letter of recommendation of merit, if applicable.

Apply here. Contact academy@roostergnn.org for more information.