Other JobFile (PR, Internships, etc.)

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JOURNALISM EDUCATION:~   

 

— Tribeca Flashpoint Media Arts Academy/Chicago seeks faculty members for staff and/or adjunct teaching jobs.   Send resume/CV, transcripts, contact information for three references and a letter describing relevant qualifications to the Flashpoint HR Dept., 28 N. Clark St., 5th Floor, Chicago, IL 60602, call (312) 506-0643 or e-mail humanresources@tfa.edu. EOE  (Indef.) 

 

                — Western Illinois University (Macomb, IL) seeks an assistant professor of sports broadcasting who can also supervise its sports broadcasting program, teach video sports production and multi-platform video production; must be able to supervise/producing/direct multi-camera remote truck for ESPN3 productions, supervise student crew in-studio productions, teach a broad range of courses in media production as well as entry level broadcasting classes. Will be an instructor or tenure-track assistant professor; for full benefit information visit: http://www.wiu.edu/vpas/human_resources/benefits/.  Must have a terminal degree in broadcasting or a related field to be hired at the assistant professor rank. An ABD candidate will be considered at the instructor rank with the understanding that completion of the terminal degree must be completed within one year of hire. To apply, submit a

letter of application, a current resume/CV, the names/phone numbers/e-mail addresses of three current professional references, copies of unofficial academic transcripts and any certifications/licenses required, a link to your portfolio, and a separate statement regarding your commitment to diversity/equity/inclusion to the WIU Employment page at http://www.wiu.edu/employment/.  **Note** In order to upload Individual documents must be under 2 MB in size.  Questions regarding the search may be directed to Quintin Parker, search chair at qt-parker@wiu.edu.  EOE.  (5/18)

 

 

OTHER:

— Openings at the Better Government Association (Chicago): Investigative reporter with 3-5 years investigative experience who can provide original in-depth investigations into fraud/waste/abuse within state and local government and has produced both long- and short-term enterprise stories, has strong skills in source development, can work well both collaboratively and alone, works well with special projects editors/investigative reporters/marketing managers/manager of partnerships and local content; must conceive and execute stories with a strong narrative arc and compelling investigative findings that inspire change, must help obtain/compile/analyze large and complex data sets, must contribute to interactive and graphic elements, must pursue public information through a creative and persistent approach to source building and documentation and publish stories with urgency and efficiency, following up with energy and tenacity.  Submit 3-5 clips and resume to jobs@bettergov.org.   EOE.  (5/14)

 

 

INTERNSHIPS/FELLOWSHIPS:

 

–WGN (AM), Chicago seeks interns eligible for credit who are interested in working in the new WGN Radio newsroom, working shoulder-to-shoulder with professionals; shifts available 24/7.  Get further details and apply online ASAP at www.wgnradio.com/internships. EOE (Indef.)

 

— Fox-owned WFLD/WPWR-TV, Chicago, has an academic internship program for college credit with internships in news, promotions/PR, traffic/research, community affairs, human resources and finance/business/programming.  Must be registered and junior or senior standing; students must provide resume, completed application form and a letter from their colleges indicating they will receive credit.  For information, contact the intern coordinator, WFLD/WPWR-TV, 205 N. Michigan Av., Chicago, IL 60601, or call (312) 565-5558.  EOE (indef.)~

 

 — Chicago-based documentary photographer/filmmaker Jon Lowenstein seeks apprentices for the fall, winter and summer terms who are interested and dedicated to documentary storytelling/transmedia/documentary filmmaking, is currently working on a documentary project and seeking mentorship, is interested in grant writing and how to sell ideas to funders, is interested in digital asset management and archiving, is interested in public arts programming, is interested in building and refining a portfolio but is not merely seeking to build a resume or learn skills; the apprenticeship requires a proactive investment on the part of the apprentice; Lowenstein specializes in unsparing clarity and likes to confront the realms of power/poverty/violence while demonstrating a lighted love of people and an intractable belief in the arts. Successful fall/winter candidates must be able to dedicate at least two days during the week over a six-month period and adhere to a regular schedule (applications due Aug. 15).  The summer apprenticeship (deadline Jan.15) is a 300-hour opportunity geared toward international applicants/recent grads/candidates who have more schedule flexibility during the summer months; will be expected to scan and process digital images using Photoshop and lightroom, develop film, assist on photo and video production shoots, assist in printing archival prints for exhibitions and portfolios, research equipment/locations for pre-production/researching photo archive solutions, update social media and edit and work with multimedia content; experience and familiarity working with photography, multimedia storytelling and digital imaging programs preferred.  A stipend can be made available to cover expenses for qualified candidates.  Submit a link to your portfolio/work, resume, contact information for two references and a cover letter specifying which apprenticeship you seek and discussing your goals for the apprenticeship, to Phil@jonlowenstein.com.  EOE   (indef.) 

 

— Internships at WGN-TV, Chicago: Morning news intern who can greet guests, write tip sheets, escort guests to and from studios, research and locate archive video, and work closely with producers and the EP.  Investigative unit intern, to research and develop tips and leads, screen and log video, attend court, pull court documents, perform other clerical duties and go into the field with producers and reporters.   Assignment desk intern who will answer viewer and reporter calls, research stories and sort through mail and faxes; may accompany reporters and videographers on assignment.  Sports intern who has strong knowledge of sports, can log games to be used for highlights, scan the wires, learn to identify the proper highlights, video, sound bites and other materials for shows, help in the field with interviews, and learn to use the Sony Newsbase clip edit system that allows editing straight from desk computers; good for those seeking “hands-on” experience.  Experience not a requirement, but must be creative, curious, have proper business demeanor and the ability to listen and learn.  Must be available 15 hours a week for 13 weeks.  Must be college juniors, seniors or graduate students able to get credit for work.  Resumes to the WGN-TV HR Dept., 2501 W. Bradley Pl., Chicago, IL 60618, call (773) 528-1387 or go online to www.nexstar.tv.   EOE (Indef.)

 

— WREX-TV, Rockford, IL seeks unpaid interns in its news, sports and production departments who can get credit from their school; the station will consider both high school and college students able to get credit from their schools. Apply online at www.careersatquincy.com.   EOE  (Indef.)

 

— WIFR-TV, Rockford, IL seeks interns who are seeking a degree in communications or broadcast journalism and have the recommendation of an advisor; internships are unpaid, so students should show proof that they will receive college credit or endorsement for their work.  Resume and letter of recommendation to WIFR-TV Internships, Box 123, Rockford, IL 61105 EOE  (Indef.)

 

** The University of Illinois at Springfield seeks spring grads and young reporters who want to level up their journalism job prospects with a master’s degree and a professional news internship through the renowned 10-month UIS Public Affairs Reporting program, which is a unique blend of classroom study and a full-time job as a state government and politics reporter in the Illinois Statehouse press room for a professional newspaper/wire service/broadcast station. Guaranteed scholarships, monthly stipends and tuition waivers make PAR one of the most cost- and time-efficient ways to boost your career. Previous journalism experience is helpful but not required. New class begins Aug. 19. For more, visit www.uis.edu/par or contact program director Jason Piscia at jason.piscia@uis.edu.  EOE.   (7/31)

 

 — WTMJ-TV, Milwaukee, WI seeks newsroom interns who are juniors or seniors, able to earn college credit, have the ability to spend at least 25 hours a week in the newsroom and can work flexible schedules.  Non-paid.  Letter should include desired start date, and the dates and times you would be available for a brief interview.  Send with resume to the intern coordinator/TV News, WTMJ-TV, 720 E. Capitol Dr., Milwaukee, WI 53212.  EOE  (indef.)

 

— WISN-AM, Milwaukee, WI seeks interns for a newsroom that is fast-paced, gathers local news aggressively, and needs interns who can work in-studio and in the field, research and produce stories, answer listener phone calls, and be able to work flexible hours.  Internship is unpaid; must be taken for college credit.  Applications are taking on an ongoing basis for internships summer, fall and spring.  Tape and resume to the WISN-AM News Internship Program, 12100 W. Howard Av., Greenfield, WI 53228, or call (414) 944-5494.   EOE   (indef.)

 

— WDJT-TV, Milwaukee, WI seeks interns (Job #HR-Internship) in a variety of areas who can commit 15 hours a week for an entire semester during the regular school year; must receive college credit, as the internship is unpaid; available internships include bilingual (Spanish-English) news intern, sports intern, producer assistant intern, assignment desk intern, meteorology intern, sales intern, engineering intern, production intern, master control intern and promotions intern.   To apply contact Internships c/o the WDJT-TV HR Dept., 809 S. 60th St., Milwaukee, WI 53214 or fax (414) 607-8188.  EOE  (Indef.)

 

    — WBAY-TV, Green Bay, WI seeks interns in its news, sports, sales and engineering department, with every effort made to assign meaningful projects and tasks, with supervision and evaluation; must be a full-time student (junior or senior standing preferred) and done for credit as a part of a bona fide course of study with credit.  Send resume and letter stating personal objectives and hoped-for accomplishments to WBAY-TV, 115 S. Jefferson St., Green Bay, WI 54301.  (Indef.) 

 

 

PUBLIC RELATIONS/PROMOTIONS:

               

                — The Carle Foundation (Champaign, IL) seeks a communications (public relations) partner (Job #23533) with 5-7 years experience; weekday daytime hours who can develop communication strategies targeted to internal and/or external audiences based on identified service lines, including employees, physicians, board members, media, general public and others to keep staff, patients and members informed and engaged; must write and edit stories and messaging for consistency across all audiences and determines the most appropriate communications vehicles or channels.  Apply online at  

https://carle.org/careers/job/28894?fbclid=IwAR2tJZIVTXjGAk0OLy5t47RU2v8QxO2YsmBCIBt_EtH2cvlSg6vuqYW-DNg. ,  EOE   (6/6)

 

SMALL PRINT

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