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Mentor Program Opportunity February 20-February 24

NPR Next Generation Radio
Annenberg School at USC 



Students at Cal State schools in greater Los Angeles and the University of Southern California, this one's for you. NPR’s Next Generation Radio is now accepting applications for our non-narrated audio and digital media storytelling project at the Annenberg School at USC March 13-17. Apply by midnight PST Wednesday February 23 https://nextgenradio.wufoo.com/forms/m1hrmmou0vnz2ee/

This program seeks to increase diversity in public media through hands-on training and mentorship. Students get to spend a week with their own professional mentor, working on NPR style audio stories, video, social media and web content.

There is no cost to apply or be admitted into the program. (Students pay travel and food expenses though).

This program is sponsored by the Institute for Empowerment and Diversity at Annenberg (IDEA)

Student work from last year is here: http://nextgenradio2016.uscstoryspace.com

Job Opportunity February 13 - February 17

CSUN University Student Union 
Student Copywriter/Editorial Assistant 

The University Student Union is seeking to hire a CSUN student for the paid part-time position of Student Copywriter/Editorial Assistant in their Marketing Department. This job includes both copywriting and editing on a daily basis. They are especially interested in Journalism majors with strong writing skills because relevant education and specialized capabilities are important for this job. This is an excellent work experience for the right student.

Some of the key duties include:

* Writes creative and effective copy for all assigned marketing materials
* Proofreads content to ensure that text is well written, logically structured, professional, accurate, and creative
* Corrects grammar and spelling, in accordance with the AP Style Guide
* Ensures that all text is in line with the USU and campus style guides
* Develops content and proofreads USU's multiple websites to ensure accuracy
* Proofreads press releases and media alerts for spelling, grammar, consistency, and accuracy

You can view the complete job description and pay range for the Student Editorial Assistant position currently posted in the Jobs section of the USU website. 

The USU is accepting applications until Tuesday, February 28.

The ideal candidate will be available to work immediately and planning to graduate in December 2017 or later.

Candidate resumes from freshman to grad school are welcomed. 

To apply please visit: http://www.csun.edu/usu/jobs/taleo and click on Marketing & Programs Division.

Scholarship Opportunities February 6 - February 10

Sacramento Press Club
Scholarship Opportunity 
Deadline: midnight PST on March 31st


The Sacramento Press Club is proud to announce that in 2017 they will award $34,000 in seven scholarships to students who are preparing for a career in journalism or a closely related field. Students must either be from the Sacramento region, attending a college in the Sacramento region or have a demonstrated portfolio of work that shows coverage of Sacramento-area issues. 

The seven scholarships range in value from $4,000 to $8,000. Community college students who are transferring to four-year colleges will get special consideration for the $4,000 Nereida Skelton Journalism Scholarship. Our six other scholarships are offered to college juniors, seniors or graduate students who are focusing on journalism. Details about the scholarships and the eligibility criteria, as well as a link to our online application, can be found at www.sacpressclub.org/scholarships/


Students should gather materials and set up a Google Drive folder for work samples before accessing the online application. Applications must be submitted online no later than midnight PST on March 31st.




Nonprofit Communications and Media Network
Scholarship Opportunity 
Deadline: April 30, 2017 

The Nonprofit Communications and Media Network (NCM Network) gives back to the community through an ongoing scholarship program for college students in the communications field. Since 1972, NCM Network has sponsored the Lisa Davidson Memorial Scholarship Program for college sophomores and juniors majoring in communications, journalism, radio or television communications at a four-year Southern California college or university.

The scholarship is named in memory of Lisa A. Davidson, a gifted public service coordinator at KNBC-TV and NCM Network member, who died tragically at a young age in an automobile accident. Lisa Davidson Memorial Scholarships are supported by contributions to the Ruth Collander Endowment Fund.

The purpose of NCM Network’s scholarship program is to recognize outstanding students who demonstrate excellent potential for improving the lives of the Southern California community through a communications career.

For complete application instructions, click HERE for the scholarship page. 

For questions, contact Victoire Prothro, Scholarship Chair, via email (victoire.vrp@gmail.com).

Internship Opportunities February 6 - February 10

Faraday Future
Communication Intern Opportunity
Paid

Company Description:

Faraday Future (FF) is a California-based mobility company, leveraging the latest technologies and world's best talent to realize exciting new possibilities in sustainable transportation. FF is producing user-centric, technology-first vehicles to establish new paradigms in human-vehicle interaction. FF is not just seeking to change how their cars work--FF is seeking to change the way we drive. At FF, they are creating something new, something connected, and something with a global impact.

Internship Description:

  • Assist with creative communications campaigns narratives.
  • Develop written materials, including product messaging, communications, FAQs, and other collateral under guidance.
  • Assist with other daily tasks in Marketing & Communications Department
  • Paid by hours (around $20 per hour, negotiable). Free lunch and parking.
  • Full-time preferred. Part-time is also acceptable if students can come work from home. The office addresses is 18455 S. Figueroa St., Los Angeles, CA 90248.
  • Preferred to have students who can start working as soon as possible. 
Qualifications:

  • Works well with others with the ability to build trust with the team and work effectively in a highly collaborative team environment.
  • Skilled at planning, organizing, prioritizing and executing simultaneous projects and activities.
  • Proven ability to work well under pressure and adapt quickly to change.
  • Excellent writing skills.
  • Professional experiences in Public Relations preferred.
How to apply:

Please send your resume, writing samples and a brief cover letter to Senior Manager of Corporate Communications, Ms. Dan Zhu at dan.zhu@ff.com  as soon as possible. 


CSUN Office of Media Relations
Media Relations Assistant 
Paid Position


Office of Media Relations is immediately seeking a Media relations assistant: 
  • Writing press releases 
  • Interacting with the news media in helping them find the right source 
  • As well as working with faculty, staff and students in telling their story while also telling the university’s story  

  • Must be familiar with AP Style. 
  • On occasion, the student may be asked to help out in other areas of Division of Marketing and Communications, but their main job will be doing media relations.


 Apply to Carmen Ramos Chandler, Media Relations, California State University, Northridge  at  carmen.chandler@csun.edu



Next Generation Radio
Fellowship Opportunity 


Next Generations Radio is ready for #nextgenradio project #2 of 2017.
Next Gen is looking for students at the University of Southern California and Cal-State schools in greater Los Angeles only.

If you are in SoCal and connected to colleges and universities there, please share this with professors/instructors. Tell them we are now accepting applications for our non-narrated audio and digital media storytelling project at the Annenberg School at USC March 13-17. 

Interested students should apply by midnight PST Wednesday February 23. Especially looking for students from Cal-State schools around LA. https://nextgenradio.wufoo.com/forms/m1hrmmou0vnz2ee/






Internship Opportunities January 30- February 3

ieiMedia
Internship Opportunity
Summer 2017
Deadline: February 15, 2017

ieiMedia  is a leading provider of study abroad and internship programs that help prepare students for the complex demands of 21st century global journalism. ieiMedia programs combine training in a range of media skills -- photography, video journalism, international reporting, publication design and writing for digital media -- with hands-on practice reporting on a foreign culture.  

More than 1,200 students from more than 80 public and private universities in the U.S., U.K., Canada, Turkey, and Singapore have participated in ieiMedia programs since 2002

Internship Details:
The cost of the summer program is $4,995 plus airfare ($3,700 for two add-on weeks and three more credits in Croatia), this includes:
  • Tuition for three transferrable credits from the University of Jamestown
  • A student to faculty ratio of no more than 5 to 1
  • Accommodations  with host families, in dorms or hostels
  • Cultural and program activities
  • Some meals, including welcome and farewell dinners
  • Travel insurance
For more information and to apply, visit iemedia




JOB OPPORTUNITIES

CSUN, University Student Union
Student Editorial Assistant,
Part-time position
Deadline: February 17, 2017


The University Student Union is seeking to hire a CSUN student, for the paid part-time position of Student Editorial Assistant in their Marketing Department. 

The USU is especially interested in Journalism majors with strong writing skills because relevant education and specialized capabilities are important for this job. 

**This job includes copywriting and editing on a daily basis.

Key duties include:
  • Writes creative and effective for all assigned marketing materials
  • Proofreads content to ensure that text is well written, logically structured, professional, accurate, and creative
  • Corrects grammar and spelling, in accordance with AP Style Guide
  • Ensures that all text is in line with the USU and campus style guides
  • Develops content and proofreads USU's multiple websites to ensure accuracy
  • Proofreads press releases and media alerts for spelling, grammar, consistency, and accuracy 
You can view the complete job description and pay range for the Student Editorial Assistant position currently posted in the jobs section of the USU website. 
 

Internship Opportunity January 16- January 20

Student Assistant for University Communications

Department: Marketing and Communications, University Advancement


Description: Position available for student in writing disciplines with interest and
experience in social media creation, news writing, magazine writing and press
release development. Position calls for assisting the University Communications
staff in content development and copy editing. Applicant must be enrolled full-time
as a CSUN student.

Duties:

  • Cover on-campus events in multiple formats, including social media and
  • writing post-event story
  • Develop articles to be posted and/or featured on CSUN Today that announce, reflect or highlight campus events and accomplishments, faculty and staff news and student accomplishments
  •  Develop feature stories on subject matter pertaining to students, faculty and alumni for inclusion on CSUN Today
  • Contribute content ideas for potential CSUN Today stories, press releases and CSUN Magazine features/featurettes
  • Copy edit materials to be posted to all university forums
  • Support social media for University Advancement, including creating original content for Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat
  • Develop marketing-directed content as directed
  • Various administrative duties
  • Skills required and developed:
  • Strong writing skills in multiple areas, including news, social media, press release and creative writing
  • Strong editing skills, including knowledge of AP style and proper grammar
  • Strong communication skills, including comfort in conducting interviews
  • Fluency in social media programs, including, but not limited to, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat
  • Strong research skills with media, including familiarity with the CSUN website
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Office – must be fluent with Microsoft Word (Mac edition)
  •  Basic familiarity with Adobe programs, including Photoshop and InDesign


CSUN students who meet the requirements and would like to apply, please send
a resume and cover letter to jorge.martin@csun.edu. Students selected for

interviews will also be asked to complete a short writing/editing test.




MGA ENTERTAINMENT
Social Media/ Digital Marketing Intern
Spring 2017

MGA Entertainment, a consumer entertainment Products Company headquartered in Van Nuys, California, manufactures innovative lines of proprietary products for the toy and consumer electronics market. The MGA family includes Little Tikes®, Lalaloopsy™ and Bratz®. For more information, please visit www.mgae.com.

Position Requirements

Education/Experience:



  •   Student working on their Bachelor’s Degree, preferably in social media, marketing, public relations, journalism, communications or a related field of study.
Skills/Knowledge/Ability:


  • Knowledge of social media platforms including but not limited to Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, YouTube
  •  Enthusiastic self-starter who loves to write
  • Understanding of writing and generating content for different target audiences
  • Good communication, decision-making, and relationship-building skills
  • Team player willing to absorb, enhance, and execute brand direction
  • Support and update social media accounts
  • Help create, post, and publicize content
  • Innovative thinker, has ideas, likes to develop new ones
  • Photoshop skills a plus but not required
  • Familiarity with social media analytics platforms a plus but not required

Applying:

Students can email their resumes directly to mabrahamsen@mgae.com . If possible, please include writing samples from class to show that you have an understanding of social media copy writing, blogging or any type of short-form writing.




JOB OPPORTUNITY
THE CENTER FOR COMMUNITY CHANGE
Job description:
CCC is looking for a content creator savvy in video, audio, photography or graphic design to tell the stories of Americans trying to make ends meet. Their ideal candidate is an experienced multi-platform storyteller with a deep commitment to social justice rooted in building the power and leadership of low-income people. They are looking for someone visually creative to deliver compelling – and shareable – content that shows the power of social movements to help families thrive.
Principal responsibilities:
  • Create multiplatform stories in video, audio, photography or graphic design content, for publication in media sites or sharing on CCC, CCCA or partner social channels.
  • Work with key CCC teams and stakeholders to tell the story of CCC’s work and its impact
    • Create content, including video and graphics, for CCC/CCCA brand marketing.
    • Create content that builds strategic links between campaigns and marketing communications plans.
  • Manage a virtual team of Communications Fellows made up of writers, photographers, videographers, social media managers and other content creators who tell the successes and challenges of low-income families.
  • Coach, mentor and advise staff and grassroots partners on essential elements of visual storytelling on multiple platforms.
  • Develop and deploy rapid-response content in collaboration with other Communications or Campaigns staff.
  • Other duties as assigned.
Qualifications:
  • Demonstrated expertise in creating content – video and audio production, graphic design or other digital content – focused on progressive change and social advocacy.
  • Demonstrated experience in coaching, mentoring and teaching effective tools for visual storytelling.
  • Exemplary writing and editing skills.
  • Top-notch communications, presentation and interpersonal skills.
  • A creative ability to frame ideas, develop stories and synthesize complex public policy issues in a way that appeals to a wide variety of audiences.
  • A high degree of comfort managing multiple tasks and short and long term deadlines, and working in an unpredictable, fluid and fast-paced environment.
  • Demonstrated understanding in the use of visual media to create engagement and spur action.
  • Demonstrated experience with modern web design, photography and video editing programs (Adobe Suite: Premier, Photoshop, Illustrator).
  • Experience in Motion Graphics Design and Animation experience a plus.
  • Experience producing audio content or podcasts a plus.
This position reports to:  Director of Content Strategy and Development
This position is in the staff bargaining union represented by Local 70 of the IFPTE and is governed by a collective bargaining agreement between CCC management and the union.
Salary and Benefits: $68,000 – $78,000 annual salary.  CCC offers a competitive salary based on qualifications and an excellent benefits package, which includes 4 weeks of vacation; paid leave between December 24 and January 1; 3% employer contribution to a 401k at time of hire and an additional 5% at six months of employment (8% employer contribution); and a choice of health insurance plans.
Closing Date of Position:  Open Until Filled
How to apply: Please submit a cover letter sharing why this job is right for you as well as your salary expectations, a resume and three samples of your work to employment@communitychange.org. Applications without all required documents will not be considered.



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