General Announcements August 31 - September 4


Cal State Northridge Journalism Department's Monday Memo
Newsletter for Journalism Majors
Internships, jobs, accomplishments and general announcements
Fall 2015 * Issue No. 2

We made it to the second week of the semester, thank goodness.
We are all still in "back to school" mode, so please let the journalism department know if you have any concerns with your academic schedule. Also, check out our department clubs this week! Their meeting schedules are:

  • PRSSA : Tuesday, 7 p.m. in the Lake View Terrace Room (USU)
  • NABJ: TBA
  • SPJ: Wednesday, 3:30 - 5 p.m. in Manzanita Hall 201
  • Latino Journalists: Monday, 1 - 2 p.m. in Manzanita Hall 203
  • RTDNA: Tuesday, 5 p.m. in the Granada Room (USU)
These clubs will be at Meet The Clubs is this week; September 1 and 2 from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Congressional Youth Advisory Council:
If there are any students that would love the opportunity to participate in Congressman Tony Cardenas' Congressional Youth Advisory Council, please contact Kenny LaSalle. This program is GREE and open to college students and is designed to offer them an excellent opportunity to learn about government, collaborate and discuss various policy topics, and provide service to the 29th Congressional District. 

The CYAC program consists of several meetings with the Congressman and his staff to discuss issues important to the students and their community. Please see attached application and flyer. 

If you are interested, have any questions or would like further information please contact Kenny LaSalle at Kenny.LaSalle@mail.house.gov or by phone at 818-781-7407


 
To submit information to the Monday Memo, please contact Diana Tran, editor, at ext. 3135, email submissions to mm@csun.edu, or stop by MZ 210.The deadline for submission is Noon, Monday.

General Announcements August 24 - August 25


Cal State Northridge Journalism Department's Monday Memo
Newsletter for Journalism Majors
Internships, jobs, accomplishments and general announcements
Fall 2015 * Issue No. 1


WELCOME BACK!

We're so happy to have our journalists back! We wish you all an amazing fall semester, and if you have any questions, concerns or announcements, please feel free to stop by the journalism office MZ 210 or send us an email at mm@csun.edu. 

The monday memo is a convenient department blog where we post all our latest department news, announcements , internship opportunities, job opportunities and more. We post every Friday afternoon/evening, so check us out every week for the latest news!



To submit information to the Monday Memo, please contact Diana Tran, editor, at ext. 3135, email submissions to mm@csun.edu, or stop by MZ 210.The deadline for submission is Noon, Monday.

Internship Opportunities August 20 - August 28

Broadcast Internship: Company: CIJ MEDIA
Address: 7083 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood
Type of internship: International Broadcast Journalism
Description of internship:
CIJ is contributor agency in LA for the Swiss Italian Television RSI. We provide News Segments to the Nightly News and to different others overseas shows. The reports are all in Italian but the intern is not required to speak or write Italian.. The intern will be responsible to assist in stories searching, in edition, to work as production assistant and to assist during interviews. CIJ covers entertainment, movie junkets, red carpets and produces a show aired in Switzerland and on TvSvizzera.it about Italian, Italian American and Swiss of success in the U.S. www.cijmedia.com
Unpaid. Request 2 or 3 days a week
Contact:
Daniele Compatangelo intern@cijmedia.com or call 213-399-6830

Print Internship: Company: San Fernando Valley Business Journal
Address: 21550 Oxnard Street, Suite 540, Woodland Hills
Type of internship: Print, editorial. The Business Journal is published every two weeks. It is a tabloid-sized publication covering companies in the San Fernando Valley and surrounding valleys. Hours would be about 15 or so weekly. Schedule is flexible to accommodate demands of school.
Description of internship: The intern would be responsible for reporting and writing articles, including interviewing entrepreneurs and business experts and explaining their business models and products. Most assignments are for short features but there is the opportunity to write longer in-depth pieces depending on skills and the progress made during the term. The intern also might write quick, short stories for the website.
$800 stipend
Contact: Managing Editor Joel Russell
Email jrussell@sfvbj.com or call 818-316-3124

Print Internship: Company: Los Angeles Business Journal
Address: 5700 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 170, Miracle Mile
Type of internship: Print, editorial. The Business Journal is
published every week. It is a general interest business publication
covering businesses headquartered in Los Angeles County. Hours would be
about 15 or so weekly. Schedule is flexible to accommodate demands of
school.
Description of internship: The intern would be responsible for writing
articles for the print publication as well as helping the staff prepare content.
The articles would likely be shorter business features but there is the
opportunity to write longer and more in depth pieces depending on skills
and the progress made during the term. The intern also might contribute
to our web site.
$1,500 stipend
Contact: Newsdesk editor Tom Hicks
Email thicks@labusinessjournal.com or call 323-549-5225, ext. 223




JOB OPPORTUNITY

Paid Part-Time Social Media Coordinator Wanted

Are you ...
 
Experienced photography and Photoshop?
Passionate about social media, especially Twitter and Instagram?
Able to use Excel for data entry?
Knowledgable (Or willing to learn) about email newsletter programs (MailChimp preferred)?
Creative and looking for a part-time job with growth opportunities?
Willing to work remotely at least 3-5 hours a week?
 
If you answered yes to these questions, then Amusement Creative is looking to work with you!

Contact Information
Send your resume to GetInspired@AmuseCreative.com with the subject heading: Coordinator


Part-time, up to 10 hours week during academic semester. Additional hours may be scheduled during summer, interim and break period based on department need and budget availability. Work schedule to be determined by supervisor.
DESCRIPTION
Under supervision of program faculty, the Digital Media Assistant is responsible for writing copy for web, brochures, fliers, signage, and other projects. Assistant ensures that all text is readable, accurate, consistent, and ready for distribution. Assistant also proofs web content, signage, flyers, and various other materials.
PAY RANGE: $9 - $15.00 per hour, depending on qualifications and experience
JOB DUTIES
· Works closely with other members of the department to create new content for JSIP website, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, MailChimp newsletter, and flyers.
· Writes creative and effective copy for all assigned materials.
· Attends some JSIP lectures and other special events in order to photograph and write about them.
· Proofreads content to ensure that text is well written, logically structured, professional, accurate, and creative.
o Ensures correct spelling, grammar, consistency.
o Ensures inclusion of basic information.
o Ensures positive, consistent JSIP image
· Creates content for and regularly updates the online events calendar.
· Proofreads and fact-checks online map of Jewish sites in the Valley
· Compiles, writes, and submits information regarding achievements and accomplishments
· Develops and maintains effective working relationships with faculty, staff, and students
· Assists with the distribution and posting of marketing materials in the USU, SSU, Residential Halls, and campus
· Handles a variety of general office duties including, but not limited to, copying and answering telephones
· Performs other related duties as assigned
QUALIFICATIONS
EDUCATION

* Must be a currently enrolled CSUN student
* English or Journalism major or graduate student preferred
* GPA 3.0 or higher
EXPERIENCE
* Previous related experience and/or specialized education required.
KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES
* Must possess a thorough knowledge and appreciation of the English language, grammar, spelling and punctuation
* Ability to communicate effectively in English both in writing and verbally
* Ability to pay close attention to detail
* Basic public relations and journalism knowledge desired
* Willingness to work in a multicultural environment
* Ability to type at least 45 words per minute
* Familiarity with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook)
* Ability to use PC, as well as MAC platforms
* Creativity in problem solving and an open mind when searching for alternatives
* Ability to maintain high-quality work while meeting tight deadlines
* An understanding of design is a plus
* Ability to tactfully approach others
* Ability to prioritize projects
* Ability to retain the original "voice" after editing
* Ability to research and keep content accurate and consistent
* Ability to take feedback and be open to criticism
SUPERVISION
Supervision is provided by JSIP faculty.
Application Deadline: Open until filled
Please include a cover letter, resume, and references.

Inquiries and nominations should be addressed to:
Kathy Draper
18111 Nordhoff St.
Northridge, CA 91330-8415
katherine.kershaw@csun.edu

General Announcements May 4 - May 8

Cal State Northridge Journalism Department's Monday Memo
Newsletter for Journalism Majors
Internships, jobs, accomplishments and general announcements
Spring 2015 * Issue No. 16

Welcome to "dead" week, where the learning stops... or our brains.
But rest assure! The semester is almost over, just two more weeks. For some, maybe the semester is already over, lucky... But don't give up now. You've made it this far and we know you will make it. In a blink of an eye, you'll be enjoying the California sun, or Mexico, Europe, Miami, Tokyo... Alaska? Don't let go!

Congratulations to all the graduating class of 2015!
You all worked hard to get here today and we as a department are incredibly proud and pleased to have you as an alumni of our college. We know you will all go out into the real world and do great things. We will miss all your smiles in the office, so don't forget to visit and say hello.

Good luck!


Department Events: 
    • Mike Curb College of Arts, Media and Communications Commencement
      • 8 a.m. Saturday, May 15, 2015 at the Oviatt Lawn Main Stage


    Scholarship Opportunities:


    It's not too late to apply for a fall 2015-spring 2016 RTDNF journalism scholarship: the application deadline will be extended to May 31!

    Up to $10,000 is available to students of broadcast or digital journalism through one of our 7 scholarships. Plus, winners also receive a year of RTDNA student membership and an invitation to Excellence in Journalism 2016 in New Orleans!

    Students should apply online by May 31 to be considered. Complete details and the online application can be found HERE.



    To submit information to the Monday Memo, please contact Diana Tran, editor, at ext. 3135, email submissions to mm@csun.edu, or stop by MZ 210.The deadline for submission is Noon, Monday.

    Internship Opportunities May 4 - May 8


    Scandal Co-Active ScandalCoActive.com

    Address: 1541 Ocean Ave #150, Santa Monica, CA 90401
    Type of internship:  Public Relations

    The intern will receive hands-on experience, as well as the direct contact with the firm's owner. They will be exposed to many different areas of public relations. The intern will not only be doing research, but will participate in writing pitches, company bios, and will be exposed to real-life PR circumstances when it comes to client relations. The intern will be asked to sit in on client conference calls to observe, will be shown AP style for writing press releases and will be shown how to develop a media strategy from being to end. In addition, the intern will see how to implement a media strategy after gaining new clients, developing messaging, talking points, and how to facilitate a media interview. In addition, the intern will be exposed to various elements of PR which include speaking opportunities for clients, award submissions, conferences, etc. 

The opportunities for learning in this position are endless. 


    Unpaid (Fall '15 semester)

    Contact: Annie Parker

    Telephone and/or email address: Annie@scandalcoactive.com 

    Qualifications: 

    * Upper division Public Relations major/focus. 
    * Must be available to be in office one day a week. 
    * Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications (an Excel expert is a must)
    * Excellent writing, proofreading and editing skills. AP Style knowledge is a plus.
    * Basic media relations experience is preferable, i.e., knowledge in building media lists, gathering editorial calendars, identifying media opportunities, media pitching, etc.
    * Skilled multi-tasker.
    * Proven interpersonal and communications skills.
    * Well-organized and detail-oriented.
    * Willing to step up to a challenge, with a can-do attitude.
    * Ability to take initiative.
    * School credit ONLY.






    CSUN Marketing and Communications
    Address: University Hall, CSUN

    Social Media/PR
    Cal State Northridge’s Division of Marketing and Communications is staffed with professional journalists who have extensive experience in dealing with the media on a daily basis. The office works with all media, including on-campus publications, local, state, national and international press, in all formats—print, broadcast and electronic. The social media student-assistant works directly with the CSUN social media supervisor -- creating content and keeping track of analytics. The student-assistant also write articles that are published on CSUN Today.

    This a paid internship starting in Summer ’15; Student must be enrolled during ’15-’16 academic year.

    Contact: Jorge Martin; jorge.martin@csun.edu



    SCVtv Local Television for Santa Clarita
    Summer '15 and Fall '15 Internships available 




    The FrontPage Firm - Entertainment PR 
    Address: 6442 Coldwater Canyon Avenue, Suite 202B, North Hollywood, CA 91606

    The FrontPage Firm is currently looking for interns, who are looking to gain experience in the following areas: publicity, special events, social media, and web development. Known for being the ‘go-to’ publicists for mainstream/urban media cross-over campaigns, The FrontPage Firm is a full service publicity boutique specializing in corporate and consumer PR; executive and talent visibility; television and film campaigns; red carpet premieres; and special events. FrontPage is looking to enhance and develop creative and hardworking communications and public relations students to better prepare them for their desired career. The ideal candidate will be a multitasker who is reliable, pitches in as needed, a strong writer who is knowledgeable in Word/Excel/Powerpoint/Outlook programs. You will be an integral part of our team at The FrontPage Firm - contributing ideas and actively participating in meetings as well as doing general administrative and production-related tasks. Other duties include: researching coverage and creating media clippings, answering phones, assisting at special events, updating media and agency contact lists, monitoring and posting on the firm’s social media, and writing press releases on our clients. 
    Unpaid, college credit required. Internships available for Summer and Fall semesters.
    Contact: Sarah Huck, sarah@thefrontpagefirm.com 



    KCRW, National Public Radio affiliate - Local radio news
    Address: 1900 Pico Blvd., Santa Monica, CA 90405
    KCRW, the National Public Radio affiliate in Santa Monica, is seeking an early-rising student to intern on Morning Edition. The intern will assist our local news producer in compiling stories and sound for newscasts, and writing one or two news blog posts. 

    The intern will be part of a small, busy team, and learn about audio production, news writing and news judgment.

    The hours are 6 a.m. to 10 a.m., at least 3 days per week. The internship is unpaid and will be offered in the summer (starting in early June) and again in the fall semester (starting in late August).

    Contact: Sonya Geis, Managing editor, sonya.geis@kcrw.com, 310-314-4691