Weekly newspaper in Enterprise, Ala., seeks staff writer

The Southeast Sun in Enterprise, a weekly newspaper with a circulation of 15,000, is looking for a staff writer.

Applicants must possess good writing, photography and time management skills. Knowledge of the AP Stylebook is a must. Social media and video editing skills a plus.

Competitive salary plus benefits. This is a great place to start your career in community journalism. Please send an application with cover letter, resume and references to publisher@southeastsun.com.

South Alabama weekly seeks reporter / editor

 The South Alabamian, a weekly newspaper in Jackson, Ala. seeks a versatile reporter (or editor if you have more experience).

This weekly newspaper covers a small city of 5,000 plus some county news. Cover all kinds of news, write interesting feature stories and cover some community/high school sports.

Good writing, computer and photography skills needed. Prior newspaper experience preferred but not necessary for the right person.  

Most important is a good people person who knows what news is and can find it without having to have it pointed out, a self-starter, accurate in fact gathering with good writing skills.

Less than an hour to Mobile and about two hours to Alabama beaches and Mississippi coastal casinos. Send resume to Publisher Jim Cox, jimcox@tds.net.

Alabama newspapers seeking Sports Journalist

Tallapoosa Publishers, a media company with five newspapers in Central Alabama on the shores of beautiful Lake Martin, is seeking a sports journalist to lead the charge in transforming our Elmore County sports pages from good to great.

We are seeking a person driven to write compelling stories on deadline on multiple platforms and to produce quality sports sections with balanced and in-depth coverage for our three Elmore County papers. We cover seven high schools, youth sports and a wide range of outdoor and recreational sports. A person who can work independently, with great organizational, innovative ideas and time-management skills, will flourish here.

The ideal candidate would possess a bachelor’s degree in journalism or related field, or equivalent experience, knowledge of AP style and libel law, good photography and video skills and knowledge of Photoshop and the entire Adobe Creative Suite. Experience in handling web and social media posting is also a plus.

We are an equal opportunity employer offering our employees a chance to flourish, a team atmosphere that thrives on journalism excellence, competitive pay and great benefits.

Interested candidates should email resumes and writing samples to editor@alexcityoutlook.com.

UA students win SPJ Mark of Excellence Awards

University of Alabama students working for three news organizations won four first-place awards, and were finalists in six other categories, in the Society of Professional Journalists Region 3 “Mark of Excellence” awards.

UA’s first-place winners are:

► Radio feature: “The high cost of sugar” by Miranda Fulmore, Alabama Public Radio

► Breaking news photography: Hunter sets eyes on governing after SGA presidential win, by Jacob Arthur, The Crimson White.

► In-depth reporting: “College costs: The CW explores the real price of your degree,” by Shahriyar Emami, Will Baggett, Kirstin Carroll and Adam Dodson, The Crimson White

► Best affiliated Web site: Alpine Living New Zealand, by Jonathan Norris, Taylor Armer, Kaylin Bowen and Hailey Grace Steele, UA Department of Journalism and Creative Media

The winners will compete at the national level, with winners to be named at the SPJ’s national conference in September in Baltimore.

Finalists included:

► Breaking news reporting: “SGA elections board resigns,” by Will Jones, The Crimson White

► Non-fiction magazine article: “Sea of dreams,” by Matthew Wilson and Mary Katherine Carpenter, Alpine Living

► Best use of multimedia: “Resilient” – by Christopher Chase Edmunds, Taylor Armer, Cara Walker and Thomas Joa, Alpine Living

► Editorial writing: “Kneeling is not un-American;” “Doug Jones for US Senate;” “UA should have commencement speakers,” by The Crimson White Editorial Board

► Photo illustration: “Cell phones shed new light on police violence,” by Kylie Cowden and Jake Stevens, The Crimson White

► General news reporting: “Cell phones shed new light on police violence,” by Camille Studebaker, The Crimson White

APPLY NOW for Tuscaloosa News 2018 Summer & Fall Internships

JCM382 Internship
at The Tuscaloosa News 

Application Checklist

Below is a checklist of items students must submit in order to apply for a Journalism & Creative Media Department coordinated internship at The Tuscaloosa News. Students must have a 2.5 grade point average overall, have completed JN 311 (JCM303) News Writing and Reporting with a qualifying grade and have completed 45 hours of college work before taking this course. A student should be a major or minor in the Department of Journalism & Creative Media. Continue reading APPLY NOW for Tuscaloosa News 2018 Summer & Fall Internships

UAB Optomerty School seeks Social Media/Communication Intern

The UAB School of Optometry is seeking a Social Media/Communications Intern. The intern will manage multiple social media accounts for the School of Optometry and write articles and press releases for the school’s digital and print publications as needed. The intern will also assist in producing quality promotional materials for marketing and advertising as needed.

 Responsibilities:

  • Develop quality, engaging content for social media accounts, including Facebook, Instagram and Twitter
  • Establish and maintain schedule for social media posting and monitor audience interaction
  • Write articles and press releases as needed, which will include interviewing sources and conducting background research
  • Write copy and design flyers for internal communications and external marketing and advertising

 Requirements:

  • Experience managing social media for an organization (internal or external)
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to prioritize and multi-task in a fast-paced environment
  • Great attitude and demonstrated professionalism
  • Self-driven, creative and energetic

 Preferred skills:

  • Experience writing articles and press releases for external audience
  • Proficiency in InDesign, Illustrator or Photoshop
  • Experience with social media management tools and software
  • Proficiency in AP Style

Email resume and cover letter to Brett Bralley Jaillet at bjaillet@uab.edu.

HealthSouth in Birmingham seeks coordinator for social media, website, etc.

Recruitment Marketing Coordinator position available at HealthSouth home office in Birmingham.

The Recruitment Marketing Coordinator will support recruitment marketing efforts including social media, employee referral program and company website. This position will create and execute a communication strategy for leads within our contact management system including the development of recruitment email templates and newsletters. In addition, this position will serve as the point of contact for candidates on the company website, manage our internal SharePoint site and assist with corporate internship program. This role will also provide ongoing support to the Associate Director of Recruitment Marketing & Operations as well as Recruitment Marketing Consultant.

Education, Training and Years of Experience:
– Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources or related field required
– One year experience in a Human Resources environment preferred.

Contact:

Ryan Kirkland | Human Resources Specialist
Ryan.Kirkland@healthsouth.com

P : 205-970-5886

HealthSouth Corporate Human Resources
3660 Grandview Parkway, Suite 200

Birmingham, AL  35243
www.healthsouth.jobs

WVUA 23 seeks social media interns

WVUA 23 is seeking interns to help boost our social media.

We are looking for students who like to write AP Style and have a passion for storytelling to write for the WVUA 23 web page as well as posting on Facebook and Twitter.

Television news is 24-hours-a-day information and WVUA wants you to be a part of it.

If you have taken JN311 and are interested, apply for a position with our social media team.

Log onto www.WVUA23.com, go to the About WVUA 23 tab and click on internship on right side of the page.

When you apply be sure to specify you are looking for the social media internship.

Credit available for photo work at UA service learning magazine

The UA Center for Ethics & Social Responsibility is offering honors independent-study credit during Fall 2017 to students who take photos for the UA Service Learning magazine and attend related meetings.

This high-quality publication could give you some impressive portfolio pieces (see current issue). Learning about and spreading word of the many ways students and faculty are positively affecting communities also is enjoyable and rewarding.

Students earn UH 400 credit. You must have 3 honors credits at the 100-, 200- or 300-level before registering for any UH 400 course.

To apply, send an application, along with an unofficial transcript, and five photos you have taken, to ogrider@ua.edu. Photos you select should be those most similar to material covered in the Service Learning magazine.

Olivia Grider
communications specialist

Center for Ethics & Social Responsibility
The University of Alabama
1710 Capital Hall
Box 870168 | Tuscaloosa, AL 35487
Mobile 205-861-8672
ogrider@ua.edu | cesr.ua.edu | facebook

Graphic Design Internship Opportunity in Tuscaloosa

The Alabama Center for Real Estate is seeking a Graphic Design intern for the summer/fall sessions. The ideal candidate will have experience in Illustrator and InDesign. The candidate will be responsible for two major projects, our Huntsville Housing Guide and the Montgomery Housing Guide. The template for these already exists in our Tuscaloosa Housing Guide, so a lot of the projects will involve changing numbers to fit the market. This is a great opportunity for hands on graphic design work and exposure to one of Alabama’s top industries in real estate.

Please contact Bryan Davis, Research/Media Coordinator at 205-348-5416 or bkdavis@culverhouse.ua.edu