Friday, September 23, 2016

Multimedia and Production Specialist, Greenville, N.C.

East Carolina University Student Media seeks a Multimedia and Production Specialist. The applicant should be a design pro who is way deep into social media and multimedia.

Our organizations include a 90-year-old student newspaper, advertising agency, radio station, yearbook and three magazines, two creative-writing vehicles and a general interest publication. ECU Student Media is positioning for a much greater online presence, webcasting and television production, new digital media, design, greater marketing services and rebranding. The specialist we need will help us turn our vision into a reality.

East Carolina University is located in Greenville, North Carolina, half-way between Raleigh and the Outer Banks. Our student body has grown to 28,000 in a town of more than 80,000 residents. Those interested can apply here:
https://ecu.peopleadmin.com/applicants/jsp/shared/frameset/Frameset.jsp?time=1192220158881

This posting will close Oct. 13. Email John Harvey, director of Student Media, at harveyj@ecu.edu.

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

2017 Summer Internships, San Antonio, Texas

College juniors, seniors and graduate students are encouraged to apply for paid summer internships at the San Antonio Express-News. Up to eight candidates will be selected for the 10-week program. Based in the main newsroom in San Antonio, the program targets students interested in pursuing careers as reporters, photographers, multimedia producers and data visualization specialists. 
Interns are treated as full-time staffers. They end each summer having earned valuable real-world experience in a thriving daily news environment. Each intern is assigned a mentor, and regular brownbag lunches are held with senior writers and editors to discuss a variety of topics about journalism and post-graduate career success.
As the seventh largest city in the country, San Antonio is at the center of many major national and international narratives, such as immigration, energy, cybersecurity and military affairs. There's never a lack of news or interesting stories to chase — and we encourage our interns to chase them. 
In addition to a cover letter, resume and two reference letters, candidates also must include the following:
* Reporter candidates must specifiy to which department they are applying: Metro, Features, Business or Sports. Candidates must include links or PDFs of no more than seven stories that best demonstrate an ability to cover breaking news and enterprise. Please include links to any interactive maps, databases or charts used to augment reporting.
* Data visualization candidates must include links to no more than 10 interactive databases, charts or maps. Candidates who have learned or used Tableau, in addition to other digital tools such as TimelineJS, StoryMapJS and Storify, are preferred.
* Photographer candidates must include a portfolio of no more than 40 photographs that best demonstrate an ability to cover breaking news and enterprise features. Links to personal websites or galleries will be accepted.
* Multimedia producer candidates must include links to stories, blog posts or headlines produced. Include up to 10 buzz-worthy ideas, story angles or headlines for current events.
Interns will be paid $10.50/hour. Applications are due Nov. 1 and should be sent to Managing Editor Jamie Stockwell at jstockwell@express-news.net

Thursday, August 4, 2016

Digital Marketing and Media Manager, Kansas City

Position: Digital Marketing & Media Manager
Reports To: Vice President - Marketing Classification: Exempt
Date: July 2016

General Description:
Responsible for company’s digital marketing efforts including website, electronic sales tools, and social media communication. Primary duty involves the creation and maintenance of company website site, ensuring quality user interface, accurate and purposeful content, and routine updates. Position also creates and manages company’s social media presence, and integrates new digital technologies into company marketing and sales efforts.

Principle Job Duties:

  • Develops company’s digital marketing strategy and implements it through varied tools such as website, SEO/SEM, email, video, social media, and mobile devices.
  • Primary administrator for Tnemec external and internal websites. Ensures updated and accurate content. Manages outside service companies in the development of website, and web-based and mobile tools.
  • Monitors company search results, both organic and pay-per-click, and makes modifications to optimize. Works with outside service companies on search engine optimization (SEO) strategy.
  • Responsible for development and implementation of company web promotion strategy with special emphasis on quality sales leads and inquiries.
  • Responsible for the overall creation of informative corporate videos. Includes conceptualization, script-writing and shooting. Manages outside resources for video shoots, editing, etc. Promotes completed videos via web-based tools and media outlets. 
  • Creates landing pages in collaboration with internal teams.
  • Develops company social media strategy and manages company’s social media efforts.
  • Manages specialized advocacy programs targeting groups associated with Tnemec customers and representatives, coatings industry, or related industries that will have a positive effect on company image and could result in promotion of company.
  • Supports creation and publishing of electronic newsletters distributed to company customers and influential constituents. Optimizes readership levels and utilizes content for further online promotion.
  • Manages internally-focused marketing initiatives to include company branding, customer touch-points, and communication.
  • Evaluates emerging digital technologies for potential use by Tnemec Company and its representatives.

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in business, communications, marketing, or related program
  • Solid understanding of web design and maintenance, SEO/SEM, social media channels,
  • and email marketing
  • Limited travel within North America


Direct resumes to Renee Search, Tnemec Human Resources at searcy@tnemec.com.
www.tnemec.com

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Data/Digital Communication Specialist and Graphic Artist

Missouri Broadcasters Association 
Position: Data/Digital Communications Specialist & Graphic Artist
Hours: Full-time hourly position, days and hours of work are Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Occasional evening and weekend work may be required.
Reports to: President/CEO, Director of Member Services & MO-PEP Director

Job Summary:
The person in this position will be responsible for gathering data, creating monthly client reports and submitting monthly traffic to Missouri Public Education radio and television stations.  This person will maintain the MBA data base. This person will be the in house graphic artist.  This person will develop content for the MBA website and be responsible for the social media of the MBA.  Computer video editing skills are not required but would be a plus and over time will need to be learned. This person will be relied upon as the “in house” digital expert and will advise the MBA staff.  This person will serve MBA clients, members and the MBA Board.

Essential functions of the position:

  • This position will handle the coordination and gathering of all monthly Missouri Public Education (MO-PEP) electronic invoices from members by the 10th of each month.  For all stations who do not submit invoices electronically, this position will need to enter all data from paper invoices.  This data must be entered by the 3rd week of each month. 
  • Production of monthly and quarterly invoices and reports for MO-PEP partners by the last week of each month following the previous month when the campaigns aired on member stations.
  • Distribution of all traffic to all member stations, at least one week before the start of the next month’s schedules. (exception for holiday periods)
  • Maintain and update the member data base.
  • This position will be the in-house graphic artist for all print and web materials produced by and for the MBA.
  • This position will help develop and maintain content for the website.  
  • This person will be responsible for and develop content for the MBA in Twitter, Facebook, Linkdn and other social media sites on a regular basis.
  • As things progress this position will be relied upon to develop, maintain and advise MBA and members and staff on any future advances in the rapidly changing digital environment.
  • Computer video editing skills will eventually be a part of this position.  If need be the MBA will offer on the job training in this area.
  • Act as back up to Director of Member Services; answer the phone in that person’s absence.  During the production of the annual Media Directory, planning and implementation of MBA Convention, Hall of Fame and awards judging, this person will assist the Director of Member Services as directed by that person. 
  • The Director of Member Services will also act as backup to this position.
  • All other duties as assigned by the President/CEO.
  • Should there be any difficulty adhering to a specific date listed above, as a result of holidays, vacation or illness, this person must communicate with the President of the MBA in advance so that help can be solicited to complete the tasks in a timely fashion. 

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:

  • Background Power Point and data base management systems and be proficient in Excel,
  • Background in maintaining, developing messages and posting on social media sites.
  • Background in graphic arts including Word Press, In Design and Adobe Illustrator in order to develop and help maintain MBA website as well as produce print and web materials for the association.
  • Skill in exercising a high degree of initiative, judgment, and discretion.
  • Skill in analyzing situations accurately and taking effective action.
  • Skill in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships.
  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively orally and in writing.
  • Professional appearance and manner.

Working Conditions/Environment:
This job operates in a professional office environment.  The role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets, and fax machines.

Physical/Mental Demands:
Requires sitting and standing associated with a normal office environment.  Requires manual dexterity in conjunction with computer input.  This is largely a sedentary role; however, some filing is required.  This would require the ability to lift files, open filing cabinets and bend, kneel or stand on a stool as necessary.

Apply to:
Mark Gordon
President/CEO
Missouri Broadcasters Association
1025 Northeast Drive
Jefferson City, MO  65109

Friday, June 10, 2016

Assistant News Editor, Norfolk, Nebraska

The Norfolk Daily News is looking to hire a full-time assistant news editor to fill a vacancy in its newsroom staff. An attractive candidate will have a passion for accuracy, excellent editing skills, a flair for newspaper design and the ability to meet deadlines.

A college degree in journalism or related field is a plus. Hours are generally 7 a.m. to 4 p.m., with some Saturday morning shifts required. Competitive wages, strong fringe benefits and a positive, fun place to work.

Interested individuals should submit work samples, resume and cover letter. Applicants can contact Kent Warneke, editor of the News, via email at editor@norfolkdailynews.com or at 877-371-1020.

Monday, April 25, 2016

Student Marketing Assistant

The National Scholastic Press Association is looking for someone who is hard working and can grow with us as we continue to expand. The marketing assistant will help other NSPA employees with a variety of projects including marketing, event planning, social media and membership outreach, along with some basic clerical work as needed. This position can be full-time or part-time, depending on availability.

This position requires a detail-oriented person with outstanding event planning, social media and marketing skills, who can take initiative to work independently as well as part of a team, prioritize work assignments, manage multiple projects simultaneously and perform general office tasks outside the job description.

Pay: $12/hour

Schedule: 20-40 hours per week during regular office hours (9 a.m.-5 p.m. M-F, flexible around class schedules)

Responsibilities: 

  • Write content, manage, curate and update multiple social media pages (Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Instagram, LinkedIn and Pinterest) 
  • Brainstorm creative engagement campaigns 
  • Monitor discussions, posts, comments 
  • Seek out media outlets and blogs to improve web presence 
  • Assist with event planning national convention, as well as marketing projects as they arise including writing copy for press releases, websites, newsletters, membership campaigns, cultivating sponsors and exhibitors, etc.

Requirements: 

  • Attending school for PR/marketing or other related degree
  • Aligned and/or interested in NSPA’s mission 
  • Understanding of basic marketing and communication principles
  • Firm grasp of available tools and platforms in the social media space
  • Excellent writing skills/AP Style knowledge
  • Working knowledge of Word, PowerPoint, Excel on Mac and PC platforms
  • Ability to travel domestically to one or two scholastic press conferences per semester (travel, lodging and food expenses covered)
  • Experience working at a high school or college publication (newspaper, yearbook, etc.) a plus
  • To apply, please send an email with a current resume that reflects relevant experience and skills and writing samples (if you have them) to Laura Widmer: laura@studentpress.org. Also include a cover letter that explains what you will bring to the position, as well as what you hope to gain from the experience.

About NSPA
The National Scholastic Press Association, based and incorporated in Minnesota as a non-profit educational association, provides journalism education services to students, teachers, media advisers and others throughout the United States and in other countries. NSPA has three divisions. Memberships for middle school, junior high school and high school student media are organized under the National Scholastic Press Association division of NSPA. Memberships for college, university and professional and technical school student media are organized under the Associated Collegiate Press division of NSPA. Middle school, junior high school and high school student media in Minnesota are organized under the Minnesota High School Press Association division of NSPA. Memberships are open to all student media at public and private schools at an annual membership fee.
Each division of NSPA provides journalism education training programs, publishes journalism education materials, provides media critique and recognition programs for members, provides information on developments in journalism and student media and provides a forum for members to communicate with others and share their work. Through these activities, NSPA and its divisions promote the standards and ethics of good journalism as accepted and practiced by print, broadcast and electronic media in the United States. NSPA and its divisions also endorse and advocate free expression rights for student media.

NSPA and its divisions cooperate with other student media associations and other non-student groups and businesses that share its mission to educate and recognize the work of student journalists, to improve the quality of student media and to foster careers in media.

Student Graphic Designer

The National Scholastic Press Association is looking for a junior-level design student to join our team for a paid student position. The student graphic designer will assist with projects relating to book production, direct mail layout, social media, web, email marketing, trade shows, member research/outreach and other duties as assigned. This position will be part-time. Candidates must be able to take initiative to work independently as well as part of a team, prioritize work assignments, manage multiple projects simultaneously and perform general office tasks outside the job description.

Pay: $12/hour

Schedule: Up to 30 hours per week during regular office hours (9 a.m.-5 p.m. M-F, flexible around class schedules)

Responsibilities: 

  • Manage/update organization and convention websites
  • Design direct mail marketing campaigns
  • Assist with branding for individual conventions
  • Produce registration books and programs for conventions/workshops
  • Create graphics to go with social media posts
  • Prepare convention materials (signage, name badges, etc.)
  • Collaborate with marketing assistant on social media campaigns
  • Work with the digital and design coordinator to produce two books each year

Requirements:

  • Proficiency in Adobe InDesign, Illustrator and Photoshop
  • Experience with WordPress or other CMS
  • Basic HTML & CSS knowledge
  • Understanding of basic marketing and communication principles
  • Firm grasp of available tools and platforms in the social media space
  • Excellent writing skills/AP Style knowledge
  • Working knowledge of Word, PowerPoint, Excel
  • Ability to travel domestically to one or two scholastic press conferences per semester (travel, lodging and food expenses covered)
  • Experience working at a high school or college publication (newspaper, yearbook, etc.) a plus
  • To apply, please send an email with a current resume that reflects relevant experience and skills and a link to your portfolio to Amber Billings: amber@studentpress.org. Also include a cover letter that explains what you will bring to the position, as well as what you hope to gain from the experience.

About NSPA
The National Scholastic Press Association, based and incorporated in Minnesota as a non-profit educational association, provides journalism education services to students, teachers, media advisers and others throughout the United States and in other countries. NSPA has three divisions. Memberships for middle school, junior high school and high school student media are organized under the National Scholastic Press Association division of NSPA. Memberships for college, university and professional and technical school student media are organized under the Associated Collegiate Press division of NSPA. Middle school, junior high school and high school student media in Minnesota are organized under the Minnesota High School Press Association division of NSPA. Memberships are open to all student media at public and private schools at an annual membership fee.

Each division of NSPA provides journalism education training programs, publishes journalism education materials, provides media critique and recognition programs for members, provides information on developments in journalism and student media and provides a forum for members to communicate with others and share their work. Through these activities, NSPA and its divisions promote the standards and ethics of good journalism as accepted and practiced by print, broadcast and electronic media in the United States. NSPA and its divisions also endorse and advocate free expression rights for student media.

NSPA and its divisions cooperate with other student media associations and other non-student groups and businesses that share its mission to educate and recognize the work of student journalists, to improve the quality of student media and to foster careers in media.


Tuesday, April 5, 2016

2016 Summer Journalism Internships

Below is a list of organizations offering summer 2016 internships through the Missouri Press Foundation. Any interested students can inquire directly with the newspapers listed.

The Kansas City Star.
Craig Nienaber
816-234-4131, cnienaber@kcstar.com
10 wks 40 hrs
Reporter

Jefferson County Leader (Leader Publications Inc.)
Peggy Bess
636-931-7560, psue55@aol.com
12 wks 24 - 32 hrs
Reporter

Jefferson City News Tribune
573-636-3131
8 weeks 40 hrs
Reporter or Ad Sales

Houston Herald
Brad Gentry
417-967-2000, bgentry@houstonherald.com
8 wks  40 hrs
writer, photography, & website

Columbia Daily Tribune
Jim Robertson, Managing Editor
573-815-1500, jrobertson@columbiatribune.com
8 wks 40 hrs
Reporter

Phillips Media Group Publication (Bolivar, Buffalo, Stockton, Marshfield, Ozark, Nixa)- Cedar County Rep.
Dave Berry and Marilyn Elis (Gen Mgr.)
417-326-7636, daveb@mo.neighbornews.com
8 wks 40 hrs
Reporter

West Plains Daily Quill
Jim Perry, Publisher
jimp@phillipsmedia.com
8 wks 40 hrs
Reporter, Photographer

Branson Tri-Lakes News
Michael Schuver, Publisher
417-334-3161, publisher@bransontrilakesnews.com
8 wks 40 hrs
Reporter

Cuba Free Press
Chris Case
573-885-7460      ccase@cubafreepress.com
8 wks 40 hrs
Reporter

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Digital Print Specialist

Digital Print Specialist 
Documart, Inc.
10316 W. 79th St. 
Shawnee, KS

The Digital Print Specialist delivers world-class customer service to our customers. He or she manages files, converts files, produces graphics and implements print orders. In addition, he or she sorts/collates, operates copiers, fax machines, binding equipment, laminators, among other daily tasks.

The Associate expertly advises customers about products, services, and best-value options based on best-practices knowledge related to our industry. The ideal job candidate has previous customer service experience, a working knowledge of the latest Microsoft Office and Adobe Creative software, excellent computer/internet skills, excellent written and verbal skills, a high school diploma/GED, the physical ability to perform this job, a friendly and genuinely helpful demeanor, and a professional appearance. He or she is driven to succeed and is an energetic self-starter and team-player who is trustworthy and a fast learner.

The major duties and responsibilities of this position are:

  • Operate high resolution, variable print proprietary imaging equipment
  • Program and prepare jobs for printing
  • Maintain daily print job production logs and daily delivery schedules
  • Setup, program and release jobs from print queue; adjust image position, color quality and resolution, perforations and folds on paper, etc.
  • Monitor quality of job output for correctness and image quality, make corrections as needed
  • Understands and fulfills the needs of walk-in customers and telephone/email inquiries
  • Communicates effectively and continuously practices good listening with customers, co-workers, vendors, and leadership
  • Empathizes and manages demanding, impatient, and/or frustrated customers to turn a stressful event into a positive experience -- Takes ownership of customers’ print opportunities and offers viable solutions
  • Manages the logistics of small to medium projects, follows-through to completion, and updates all parties as needed
  • Produces/designs, proofs, and updates materials for print projects using Adobe and Microsoft Suites for both Mac & PC
  • Operates all equipment, software, and devices in an expert fashion and is willing to teach others
  • Prioritizes and optimizes the work load to streamline the production flow
  • Frequently multi-tasks while maintaining extreme attention to detail and high quality control
  • Maintains a clean, organized, and safe working environment
  • Is able to lift paper cartons weighing up to 60 pounds several times per day as needed
  • Takes action to learn NEW products, services, alternative solutions, and industry trends as well as occasionally reviewing/retraining on lesser used services
  • Able to set up, operate, and adjust the equipment, and in addition, diagnose, solve, and correct operating problems affecting the quality and timeliness of the service or product or function

Thursday, February 18, 2016

Marketing/Communication Internship, Maryville, Missouri

Internship – Marketing/Communication
Maryville Education Foundation Board of Directors

Summary
Under the direction of the Foundation Board, the intern will focus on a variety of projects to assist in the marketing of the Maryville Education Foundation.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Coordinate digital media efforts in collaboration with Foundation Board and enhance the social media presence of the Foundation.
  • Write and edit a wide range of material, including articles, advertisements, websites, e-mails and correspondence.
  • Develop database of alumni
  • Cultivate individual contacts by graduating class that will function as point of contact
  • Provide weekly status report to Foundation Board Chairperson

Experience preferred and job duties may include:

  • Website and social media support
  • Communication skills
  • Community collaboration
  • Research skills
  • Special Event management
  • Special projects
  • Attend Foundation Meetings

Qualifications

  • Junior or senior enrolled at Northwest Missouri State University
  • Strong interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills
  • Website and social media skills

Compensation

  • This internship will include compensation up to $500 in relation to credit hours completed 
  • Minimum Hour requirement according to credit hour requirement of University
  • Summer Trimester (May/June)