Internship Opportunities July 25 - July 29

PRODUCTIVITY PR, INC.
Public Relations Internship
Fall 2016 

Are you considering a career in public relations or marketing and looking for practical experience or ways to apply your coursework in the real world? Based in Woodland Hills, Productivity PR's internship program offers college students and recent graduates the opportunity to learn and develop the skills necessary for a successful career in the public relations field. 

Internship Description: 
As an intern, you will have the opportunity to gain practical hands-on experience researching and building media lists using Cision, learning to comfortably and proactively pitch reporters, coordinating editorial coverage results, writing press releases and editorial pitch letters, social media marketing for consumer products, brainstorming, planning, etc. Roughly 15-20 hours a week. Internship is unpaid, for course credit only.

Qualifications:

  • Must have good communication/people skills
  • Strong writing skills
  • Be comfortable speaking on the phone 
  • Be creative
  • Have a genuine interest in public relations
  • Must be a recent graduate (with a degree in PR, communications, marketing) OR current students studying PR, journalism, marketing communications are preferred
  • Only local candidates, please.
Please email your resume and cover letter to pr@productivitypr.com



MGA ENTERTAINMENT 
Fall 2016 Internship 
Public Relations/Social Media
Unpaid/For Credit Only

MGA Entertainment, a consumer entertainment Products Company headquartered in Van Nuys, California, manufacturers innovative lines of propriety products for the toy and consumer electronics market. The company also licenses its IP in such areas as home decor, stationery, and sporting goods. The MGA family includes award-winning brands such as Little Tikes, Lalaloopsy, Moxie Girlz, Mooshka, Bratz, and Zapf Creation.

Position Requirements:

Education/Experience:

  • Recently graduated or working on their Bachelor's Degree, preferably in social media, marketing, or communications
  • Understanding of COPPA is a pplus
Skills/Knowledge/Ability
  • Broad and deep understanding of social media, how to leverage and integrate it across a portfolio of brands, and how to harness it to drive brand awareness, engagement, and purchase intent
  • Knowledge of social media platforms including but not limited to Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, YouTube
  • Familiarity with social media analytics platforms
  • Enthusiastic self-starter who loves to write 
  • Ability to switch between voices of various brand personalities, brand characters, corporate spokesperson, and consumer targets
  • Understanding of writing and generating content for both mother and chil audiences
  • Ability to generate and manipulate visuals a plus 
  • Good communication, decision making, and relationship-building skills
  • Team player willing to absorb, enhance, and execute brand direction 
  • Love of popular culture 
  • Understanding of SEO and keywords
  • Innovative thinker, has ideas, likes to develop new ones
Authority:
  • This role reports to the Social Media Manager
Key Result Areas and Activities:
  • Support plans that leverage social media for MGA and Little Tikes and enhance traditional marketing tactics
  • Support the development and upkeep of social media content plans and calendars for all brands
  • Support and update all social media accounts
  • Help create, post, and publicize written content
  • Work with Social Media Manager to post, refresh and Publicize all photographic, app, game, and video content available
  • Monitor, respond to, and moderate community across all social media platforms
  • Develop and execute tactics that integrate social media sites
  • Feedback data (both quantitative and qualitative) to help inform future marketing and product direction
  • Experience with social media, up to date on current trends
  • Contribute ideas in brainstorming sessions
  • Participate in planning and initial project conception
  • Perform other assignments as requested
To apply, please email your resume to Social Media Manager, Monique Abrahamsen, at mabrahamsen@mgae.com.



JOB OPPORTUNITIES


PRODUCTIVITY PR, INC.
Junior Account Executive
Full-time Job


Productivity PR Inc, a Woodland Hills-based boutique public relations agency specializing in consumer electronics, housewares, accessories, and juvenile/toy products, is seeking a public relations junior account executive (or account executive) with 1-3 years of PR agency or in-house experience (internship experience is acceptable). Responsibilities will include pitching media via phone and e-mail, press release development, maintaining media contacts, social media marketing, celebrity gifting, and new business outreach.

Applicants with the following background will be considered:
* PR agency or in-house PR department experience preferred
* College degree in public relations, journalism or marketing communications
* Comfortable and experienced with pitching media (phone and email)
* Strong writing skills (must be familiar with AP Style)
* Experience writing about and publicizing consumer products
* Strong organization skills
* 1-3 years experience in Public Relations publicizing consumer products at an agency or corporate/in-house
* A strong understanding of the relationship between traditional public relations and the use of current online/digital technology and social media
* Great attention to detail, enthusiasm, organization, multi-tasking and desire to be a team player.
* Experience using Cision or Vocus

Only local candidates in the Los Angeles area please. This is for an immediate opening.

Please e-mail your resume, cover letter, press release writing sample and salary history to tracey@productivitypr.com



THE ACORN NEWSPAPER
Full-time position 

Job Description:
  • News beat would cover local schools, park district, etc.
  • Some evening and weekend work
  • Vacation, medical, 401k benefits

Requirements: 
  • Journalism degree and experience required
  • InDesign experience a plus
Fax resume with 2-3 published articles to (818)706-8942
Email to: simi@theacorn.com, 
Or mail resume to: 30423 Canwood St., Suite. 108, Agoura Hills, CA 91301

Internship Opportunities July 18 - July 22

LA Grant Communications
Paid Internship
Deadline to Apply: Monday, August 1, 2016

California Resources Corporation, an oil and natural gas exploration and production company, is seeking a student intern for their Los Angeles office. This is a 10-week, 150 hour paid internship. 


Qualifications:



  • College juniors, seniors and recent graduates will be considered
  • Candidates must be ambitious
  • Must be a self-starter
  • have a strong interest in Communications 
  • have strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Must be highly organized with ability to multitask and manage projects to schedule
Duties and responsibilities:
  • Developing internal and external communications materials 
  • Conducting research and fact-checking related to the energy industry, key initiatives or events 
  • Assisting with large-scale projects with cross-functional teams
  • Assisting with community outreach initiatives
To apply, please submit your resume via email, to Jacqueline Sosa at jacquelinesosa@lagrant.com by Monday, August 1, 2016


Job Opportunities
KTLA
Job Opportunity for Recent Grads

Job Title: Freelance Digital News Producer
Department: News
Reports to: Executive producer, digital

Duties:
  • Responsible for writing and reporting breaking and developing news stories on KTLA.com, KTLA 5 mobile apps and social media 
  • Must have excellent news judgement, a sense of what's important to KTLA 5 viewers and Southern Californians in general
  • The ability to report and write news stories accurately, clearly and quickly
  • Have a comprehensive knowledge of reporting, sourcing, transparency and journalism ethics
  • A mastery of spelling, punctuation, grammar and AP style
  • Must be detail oriented, organized, and punctual with deadlines
  • He or she must be able to follow directions, perform duties, work well with others and make independent decisions
  • Must be able to integrate digital content with broadcast coverage and communicate effectively with the assignment desk, show producers and on-air reporters
  • Must be comfortable with technology, as he or she will manage video live streams and also create, edit, and post video clips from newscasts and other raw feeds
  • Experience with non-linear video editing and web publishing systems is preferred
  • Knowledge of photoshop preferred
  • Experience with Final Cut is a plus
  • Familiarity with Facebook and with Twitter are required, and candidate should understand how social media is an asset to a news organization
Requirements:
  • Previous experience in a newsroom, especially on a digital platform or in local television, is strongly preferred
  • Those with primarily print/newspaper experience must demonstrate that they can respond to breaking news with speed
  • Ability to continually update and rewrite stories with the newest information while promptly posting updates on the station's social media accounts - is a must
  • Bachelor's degree and 3 years of experience in print writing required
  • Candidate must have excellent command of the English language, both verbal and written
  • Must be able to work various shifts and times, including early mornings, night and weekends
Available: Immediately 

To apply please send your resume via email to executive digital producer, Olsen Ebright at olsen.ebright@ktla.com .


City News Service
Job Opportunity for Recent Grads
Full-time Position

Local-based City News Service has an immediate opening for an overnight police reporter who would work out of their office inside LAPD headquarters. 

For further information and to submit an application, visit https://www.journalismjobs.com/job-listings/439259

Internship Opportunities June 27 - July 1

De Waal & Associates
14724 Ventura Blvd., Suite 507, Sherman Oaks, CA 91403
Summer and Fall Internship
Type of internship: Publicity Intern

Description of internship: 
Must prefer a small intimate environment over a corporate one. Great opportunity to learn the PR business --the office allows interns to be very involved and hands-on. Intern duties involve research, data entry, and updating important documents.  Each intern is also provided with experiences in writing and pitching. Because the office is small, you will be exposed to all aspects of this business from how to deal with clients, the press and all facets of running a PR firm. Must like to keep busy -- De Waal & Associates is an extremely reputable, hard working, fast-paced office.
Paid, approximately 14 hours per week.

Contact: Email only please, Lori De Waal, Lori.DeWaal@DeWaalPR.com

Internship Opportunities June 6-June 10

San Fernando Valley Business Journal
Fall 2016 Print,Editorial Internship 
Address: 21550 Oxnard Street, Suite 540, Woodland Hills

The Business Journal is published every two weeks. It is a tabloid-sized publication covering companies in the San Fernando Valley and surrounding valleys. 

Internship Description:

  • About 15 hours weekly
  • Schedule is flexible to accommodate school schedule
  • Intern responsible for reporting and writing articles 
  • Interviewing entrepreneurs and business experts and explaining their business models and products
  • Most assignments are for short features 
  • Intern might write quick, short stories for website
  • $800 stipend
Contact: Editor Joel Russell 
Email jrussell@sfvbj or call 818-316-3125

Jobs
San Fernando Valley Business Journal
Staff Reporter
Immediate Job Opportunity

San Fernando Valley Business Journal seeks an ambitious, proactive reporter.

Qualifications:
  • Previous business reporting experience is highly valued, but not required
  • demonstrate ability to dig for stories
  • a sense of curiosity
  • Obtain good interviewing skills
  • Ability to engage and enlighten readers about complex topics
Job Description:
  • Position will cover the retail and hospitality industries (i.e. restaurants, shopping malls, hotels, and tourism attractions)
  • Benefits include paid vacation and health insurance
Email clips and cover letter to Editor Joel Russell at jrussell@sfvbj.com

General Announcements May 9 - May 13

Cal State Northridge Journalism Department's Monday Memo
Newsletter for Journalism Majors
Internships, job, accomplishments, and general announcements 
Spring 2016 * Issue No. 11

All nighters and studying and finals, oh my! The end of spring semester is just around the corner, but before you all can kick back and relax, we have finals week coming up May 14 - May 20. Be sure to get a good nights rest and of course be sure to study for your exams. Graduating seniors, we are all so proud of you, you only have two weeks left of no sleep, lots of caffeine, and stress, but hang in there! Freshman, sophomores, and juniors push through these last two weeks, you can do it! For those of you who have not met with an advisor, be sure to do so before the semester ends, as you will need your registration hold to be lifted in order to register for Fall 2016 classes. 

Internship Opportunities May 9 - May 13

CSUN Athletics – The Cape Crew (social media)
Fall 2016
Public Relations Internship 

Address: Intercollegiate Athletics Office (next to Lot F5 on CSUN campus)

Description: 
The Cape Crew is a team of CSUN students that provides behind-the-scenes coverage of our athletic teams and events on social media. Using Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat and other platforms, The Cape Crew gives fans a transparent look at CSUN Athletics with photos, graphics, interviews and exclusive content. During the week, The Cape Crew develops a social media calendar and focuses on stories surrounding our student-athletes and coaches. On game days, The Cape Crew provides social media coverage of the contest.

Unpaid- For class credit

Approx. hours per week: 20

For more information or to apply for this internship contact Kevin Strauss via email, 


The Entravision Communications
-Los Angeles Internship Program

The Entravision Communications-Los Angeles Internship Program has hosted nearly (100) interns over the last 6 years.  These interns have come from (44) universities in (17) states across the U.S.  (24) are currently working in the media industry (Entravision, HULU, NBC, Telemundo, E! Entertainment, Univision, Spanish Broadcasting Systems, ESPN and various ad agencies).  To date, (10) have been hired by Entravision. 

Requirements:
  1. A student must be enrolled in a university, college or junior college. There are exceptions for some high school students.
  2. A student must receive class credit for the internship.
Description:

  • Internships are available throughout the calendar year
  • Internship requires initial interview
  • This is an unpaid internship
  • Normal internship activity is 12-16 hours per week
  • Internship activities involve multiple company departments (Sales, Market Intelligence-Research, Digital Media, Programming, Promotions, Traffic, Production and Marketing). 


  Tasks:
  • Tasks will incorporate use of Microsoft Office programs (Word, Excel & PowerPoint)
  • Research resources will include: Nielson ratings and analytics, RL Polk Automotive data, Simmons Consumer Purchase Survey data & Geoscape market analysis
  •  Digital Media products will include: Website, Social Media, Mobile Media, Email Marketing, Internet Display Network
If interested, please contact Juan R. Navarro, VPIMS, at (323)900-6308 or via email jnavarro@entravision.com
Address: 5700 Wilshire Blvd, Suite 250, Los Angeles, CA 90036

Congressman Tony Cárdenas Press Intern
Location: Washington, D.C.
Summer 2016


Congressman Tony C├írdenas is seeking a Press Intern in his Washington, D.C. office for a part- or full-time, unpaid summer internship starting as soon as possible until approx. Aug. 26. Press interns will learn many of the basic skills it takes to become a communications professional in a dynamic and exciting environment. They are involved in all core activities of the Communications team and are assigned day-to-day activities to help integrate them into the work.


Candidates should be self-starters and able to exercise good judgment on a wide range of assignments in a fast-paced and busy office. Very strong writing skills with close attention to detail and a good sense of humor are essential.

Main responsibilities will include: 

·         Social media monitoring
·         News monitoring
·         Drafting various press materials
·         Writing newsletter excerpts 
·         Researching targeted press lists
·         Staffing the Congressman at events and media interviews
·         Photo or video editing skills a plus

Candidates with California ties, especially to the San Fernando Valley, and previous internship/work experience are strongly encouraged to apply. Internships are awarded on an equal opportunity basis; women, minorities, and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Airfare will need to be provided by the intern.

Please e-mail resume and cover letter with your availability in PDF format to Intern.Resume@mail.house.gov. The subject line should read as follows “Press Intern Application.”


Productivity PR
Public Relations Internship

Are you considering a career in public relations or marketing and looking for practical experience or ways to apply your coursework in the real world?  Based in Woodland Hills, Productivity PR’s internship program offers college students and recent graduates the opportunity to learn and develop the skills necessary for a successful career in the public relations field.  As an intern, you will have the opportunity to gain practical hands-on experience researching and building media lists using Cision, learning to comfortably and proactively pitch reporters, coordinating editorial coverage results, writing press releases and editorial pitch letters, social media marketing for consumer products, brainstorming, planning, etc.

Requirements:
  • Must have good communication skills
  • Must be comfortable speaking on the phone
  • Must be creative
  • Must have a genuine interest in public relations
  • Recent graduate (with a degree in PR, communications or marketing)
  • Current students studying PR, journalism, marketing communications, or communications are preferred
Description:
  • Unpaid, For credit only
  • Roughly 10-20 hours a week
  • Only local candidates
If interested, please e-mail your resume and cover letter to tracey@productivitypr.com