Thursday, September 11, 2014

Director of Student Media, Kent State University

Not entry level, but posting here anyway:

Director of Student Media
School of Journalism and Mass Communication
Kent State University, Kent, Ohio

The Kent State University School of Journalism and Mass Communication invites applications for our director of student media.  We seek an outstanding and visionary leader who is able to set a strategic direction for and manage our award-winning multi-unit student media operation.

The Position
This newly created Director of Student Media will manage the Kent State University Department of Student Media’s business and advising operations, including advertising, finance, contracts, legal, personnel and marketing. The Director of Student Media will supervise the Office of Student Media four-person professional staff and work with student leaders and advisers for each media unit to set a strategic direction for the organization as well as JMC faculty to build a stronger curriculum that supports student media and strengthens the school. The Director of Student Media reports to the Director of the School of Journalism and Mass Communication and serves on the School’s Executive Committee.

The QualificationsCandidates should hold a bachelor’s degree in journalism or related field and have a minimum of five years of experience in a professional or college media organization that includes management, budgeting and digital media experience.
Special preference will be given to those who have
·      Experience in overseeing media production including news writing, photography, video, design, website development, advertising and marketing and in mentoring students.
·      Knowledge of relevant regulations and laws, current media technology and trends and challenges facing media companies.
·      Ability to recognize new opportunities and challenges and to develop and deliver both operating budgets and long-term strategic plans.
·      Skill in verbal, written and interpersonal communication, collaborative decision-making and the ability to communicate effectively with all components of the university and external constituents.
·      Commitment to the importance of student press freedom and the independence of student content decision makers.
Salary is competitive and dependent upon qualifications and experience.

The Opportunity
Kent State University’s student media operation includes nine award-winning units: newspaper, cable television station, multi-media news website, web-based radio station and five magazines. All are independent with all content decisions made by student editors/managers. The Office of Student Media’s annual budget is over $800,000 supported both by advertising revenue and student activity fee allocations and involves over 400 students per semester.

Kent State University’s School of Journalism and Mass Communication is a forward-thinking school, strategically positioned within an innovative college and a dynamic university. Our ACEJMC-accredited program teaches a diverse population of more than 800 undergraduate and 200 master’s students. The School is home to the Center for Scholastic Journalism, a national clearinghouse of information for and about student journalists and their advisers.

Kent State University’s eight-campus system in northeast Ohio is among the largest regional systems in the country with more than 42,000 students. The University’s Center for Student Involvement offers programs and services designed to foster student growth and development through leadership, civic, cultural and involvement opportunities and supports over 300 student organizations including student media.

To ApplyVisit our website at (position number 998192) to submit an application letter, résumé and names, addresses and telephone numbers of three references.

Review of applications will begin on September 25, 2014, and will continue until the position is filled.

Questions may be directed to:
Mark Goodman, Professor and Knight Chair in Scholastic Journalism
Search Committee Co-Chair
Kent State University
School of Journalism and Mass Communication
P.O. Box 5190, 201D Franklin Hall
Kent, OH  44242-0001

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Chariton Valley News Press seeks Editor/GM

The Chariton Valley News Press in Salisbury, Mo., has an immediate opening for an editor-in-chief/general manager. This would be a good position for a strongly positioned recent journalism graduate.

To apply, send application materials to Pat Roll, publisher, at

Sunday, June 8, 2014

Customized Newspaper Advertising is hiring

Customized Newspaper Advertising, the sales, planning and placement arm of the Iowa Newspaper Association, has two positions open for media buyers. Send resumes to Brent Steemken at

CNA seeks a professional, organized and customer-focused Media Buyer who can consult with newspapers and other media organizations to process advertising orders, estimates and scheduling placements. The ideal candidate must be an excellent communicator in written correspondence and via the phone with media organizations, other press associations and advertising agencies.

Additionally, the candidate should be able to work independently, be self-motivated, have an appetite for a deadline-driven, detail-oriented environment and have a high-comfort level for math and excel spreadsheets. A customer focused approach is a must.

Key essential functions: 
1. Generate cost estimates, process orders, scheduling of order information and distribution of insertion orders and advertising copy and details.
2. Interact with media organizations and press associations to secure information and data.
3. Secure proof of publish, through print or digital tearsheets or affidavits.

Candidates should have two years of college, customer service experience and be able to demonstrate excellent communication and organizational skills. Media experience is a plus. Customized Newspaper Advertising is a subsidiary of the Iowa Newspaper Association located in the East Village of Des Moines. We provide a comprehensive benefit package and competitive pay. Our company culture is team focused, driven—yet balanced.

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Nonprofit media/communications internship

Institute for People, Place and Possibility

The Communications Intern will work directly with IP3 staff on a variety of work including, but not limited to, developing an understanding of the projects IP3 is involved with, creating/supporting content strategy, internal communications (i.e. training materials, short reports, etc.), crafting blog and social media posts, and frequenting our site (

The internship is unpaid but could lead to compensation, will write course credit evaluations

Along with a resumé and cover letter, candidate should provide 2-3 writing samples to

Friday, March 7, 2014

Arts and Entertainment Reporter,

Alabama Media Group will soon be hiring an arts and entertainment reporter in Huntsville, Ala. AMG owns The Huntsville Times, The Birmingham News and The Mobile Press-Register. Our homepage is

We are seeking young reporting talent. We're looking for innovative reporters who think digital-first, demonstrate mastery of online and digital tools and want to join a company that's experimenting bravely to invest in the future of journalism.

Interested applicants should send their resumes and samples of their online work to

Rebecca Walker
Managing Producer

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Publicity Internship, Kansas City

Andrews McMeel Publishing, LLC (AMP), a division of Andrews McMeel Universal, is a leading publisher of general nonfiction trade books, cookbooks, gift books, and humor books, publishing as many as 200 new titles annually. AMP is also the premier calendar publisher in the country.


  • AMP's publicity department offers paid college internships most relevant to three courses of study: English, Journalism, and Communications.
  • During each semester, interns spend the majority of their time writing and designing press materials. Other tasks include website/blog research, promotional mailings, and various administrative tasks.  
  • Internships are approximately 16 hours per week. Interns adhere to a weekly schedule produced by the intern supervisor in accordance with students' availability and department needs.


  • Hard-working, self-motivated, poised, articulate team player
  • Work history that demonstrates a solid work ethic
  • Proficiency in typing, word processing, email, and Internet
  • Attentive to detail, able to work autonomously, balance and prioritize tasks, and meet deadlines
  • Fluency and literacy in the English language
  • 60 hours of college credit
  • GPA of 3.2 or above


  • Acquire an overall view of the publishing industry 
  • Learn to write descriptively, concisely, and persuasively
  • Gain a basic understanding of media markets and publications
  • Achieve professional development in a business setting

Shelly Barkes, Publicity, Andrews McMeel Publishing
1130 Walnut Street, Kansas City, MO 64106
Phone: 800.851.8923, ext. 7498 * Fax: 816.581.7498


Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Bayer Healthcare Marketing Internship

Bayer HealthCare LLC, Bayer Animal Health
12707 Shawnee Mission Parkway, 
Shawnee Mission, KS
Company Profile:  Bayer HealthCare (BHC) makes an important contribution to human and animal health with its innovative products and by researching new therapeutic approaches promoting science for a better life throughout everything that we do.  Our Animal Health business in North America is dedicated to making the world a better place for our veterinary customers, their clients, and the animals we all hold dear.

Position Information
Job Title:  Intern – Food Animal Products Marketing
No. of Openings:  1
Hours Per Week:  40
Duration: May – August (when school ends until school begins)
Location:  Student’s living arrangements must accommodate working in Shawnee, KS

Position Objectives:
Provide an Animal Health work place experience for a Sophomore-Senior year college student in the Agricultural, Marketing, or Business area of study
Enhance the level of market analysis, results summary, strategy development and campaign planning for FAP Marketing

Position Responsibilities:
Provide analysis as assigned such as:
Customers by product category
Market share by product category
Key competitors
Campaign results
Develop marketing campaign elements as assigned such as:
Public Relations
Social Media
Collateral Material
Daily Product Management Tasks as assigned

Applicant Qualifications:
Have completed 2 – 4 years of undergraduate work in the study of Agricultural Business, Animal Science, Marketing, Business, or Pre-Vet
Strong Excel data base skills preferred

Work environment experiences provided:
Shadow animal health sales person
Shadow marketing agency process
Hands on product management
Target Market Assessment
Campaign development
Demand Forecasting

Application Instructions/Application Deadline
Send resume and transcript to Brenda Avery-Byers at by Friday, February 15.