Category Archives: Broadcast

American University Washington Semester Program

American University in D.C. offers a Washington Semester Program for fall, spring and summer terms.

The program focuses on three key ingredients to help your students develop the skills and contacts to find their chosen career.

First, the program offers a seminar course that takes the students around Washington to talk to more than 30 innovators who describe how the profession is changing and where they might fit in.  Speakers include the Washington Post’s managing editor for digital news, and NBC’s Washington bureau chief, as well as reporters and editors at USA Today, Slate and BuzzFeed. We also talk to key communicators at advocacy groups, in political communication and at PR agencies.

 Second, students are sent all over Washington to report on stories and interview sources under the tutelage of an experienced news writer and author.

 And third, the program helps students find professional internships.  Just in the past year, our students have worked at NBC, ABC-7, the Columbus Dispatch Washington Bureau, the Smithsonian Channel, PolitiFact, and an assortment of communications offices both on and off Capitol Hill.  As I am sure you well know, landing a job these days requires professional internships and a network of contacts.  That’s our specialty, and my alumni Facebook page attests to the accomplishments of our past students.

For more information visit: http://www.american.edu/spexs/washingtonsemester/ . For specific questions about Journalism and New Media, contact Gil Klein at gklein@american.edu. For general questions about the Washington Semester Program, contact washsem@american.edu.

KCCI 8 News Summer Internship, Des Moines

KCCI 8 News is now taking applications for 2017 Summer Internships. This is a great opportunity for a student seeking a career in journalism. You will work closely with staff at the #1 TV Station in Central Iowa. Applicants must be journalism or communication students. The role is hands on and applicants must be self-motivated. The internship is unpaid.

Qualifications:

Journalism & Communications Majors only

Must be able to receive credit from College or University during internship.

Applicants must provide cover letter, resume and list of references to Erin Moynihan.

Email: emoynihan@hearst.com

DEADLINE TO APPLY IS MARCH 10 at Midnight

No phone calls please.

 

Marketing summer internships, D.M. Radio Group

Saga Communications’ Des Moines Radio Group is hiring for seasonal promotions and marketing part-time staff positions for the Summer of 2017. This seasonal position will run from May 2017 through August 2017 with the possibility to stay on long term based on performance over the summer. If you are a motivated individual who is looking to extend your education and experience in radio broadcasting or the world of marketing and promotions and have a desire to get your foot in the door at Des Moines’ highest-rated group of stations, then you would make a great member of the Des Moines Radio Group Promotions team!

The Des Moines Radio Group Part-Time Promotions Staff will ultimately understand our stations and gain the skills to implement their goals. Through education, preparation and respect, we will offer the most sought after broadcast experience in Iowa. You will get the chance to attend station events, concerts, and private VIP listener parties. Plus, you will have the opportunity to interact and network with department heads, on-air staff, and industry insiders, all excited to help you advance your broadcast career! You will interact with the nearly 300,000 listeners of Des Moines Radio Group’s 9 stations on a daily basis. By executing marketing campaigns and on-the-street promotions for clients and various charity organizations, you will become a vital asset to our success! It is hard work – but very rewarding.

Requirements for the Job:

Be able to work up to 26 hours but no less than 10 hours a week

  • Strong customer service skills
  • Ability to think outside the box
  • Computer skills both Microsoft Office and Office 365 (required) and Adobe (preferred)
  • Reliable transportation & a valid drivers license
  • Available to work nights and weekends
  • Lift up to 50lbs
  • Ability to work in a fast paces environment

Preferred but not required skills:

  • The ability to shoot and edit Video
  • The ability to shoot and edit Photos
  • Knowledge of Graphic Design programs
  • Basic Event Planning skills
  • Knowledge of broadcast radio equipment and programs is preferred but not necessary

To Apply. If you are excited to learn, become a part of the big picture, and – most importantly – have fun, apply now! Send your resume, cover letter, and recommendations no later than March 17, 2017 to:

Rob Lembke Promotions Director 1416 Locust Street Des Moines, IA 50309

Rlembke@dsmradio.com

No phone calls please. The Des Moines Radio Group is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Bozell Summer Internship Program, Omaha

Bozell, an established multi-faceted agency in Omaha, Nebraska, is officially accepting applications for our 2017 Summer Internship program. We’re looking for students who don’t settle and will work relentlessly on every project to find the best possible solution.

We’re filling internship positions for:

• ACCOUNT SERVICE
• MEDIA
• COPYWRITING
• PR/SOCIAL MEDIA
• DIGITAL
• ART DIRECTION

If you show some serious potential, you’ll join us for
the summer. If you can cut the mustard, you might just find
yourselves with a full-time job.
Apply at:

http://bozell.com/intern

Applications are due Feb. 28.  Questions can be sent to lspaulding@bozell.com

Multimedia journalist covering Iowa Hawkeyes

CBS4 News in the Quad Cities is looking for a Sports/News Multimedia Journalist.

Position Summary:
Sports/News Multimedia Journalist

The Sports/News Multimedia Journalist will cover the Iowa Hawkeyes for 3 markets across the state of Iowa.  This is a high profile position that requires someone who loves sports and wants to win coverage of the big events.  This person will plan, produce, report, shoot, write, voice, edit and feed news production content for both sports and news on all platforms in a manner that is clear, engaging and meaningful to news consumers. 

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Reports sports/news stories for broadcast, describing the background and details of events.
  • Arranges interviews with people who can provide information about stories.
  • Reviews copy and corrects errors in content, grammar and punctuation, following prescribed editorial style and formatting guidelines.
  • Reviews and evaluates notes taken about event aspects in order to isolate pertinent facts and details.
  • Determines a story’s emphasis, length and format, and organizes material accordingly.
  • Researches and analyzes background information related to news stories in order to be able to provide complete and accurate information.
  • Gathers information about events through research, interviews, experience or attendance at political, news, sports, artistic, social or other functions.
  • Pitches stories to news managers and news producers which are relevant to the local community.
  • Receives assignments and evaluates leads and tips to develop story ideas.
  • Discusses issues with producers and/or news managers to establish priorities or positions.
  • Checks reference materials such as books, news files or public records to obtain relevant facts.
  • Revises work to meet editorial approval or to fit time requirements.
  • Shoots and edits sports/news events.
  • Produces and presents reports for all platforms.
  • Ensures that all content meets company standards for journalistic integrity and production quality.
  • Writes stories for the web and other eMedia platforms.
  • Interacts with viewers/users on social media sites.
  • Performs special projects and other duties as assigned.

Requirements & Skills:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Broadcast Journalism, or a related field, or an equivalent combination of education and work related experience.
  • Fluency in English.
  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written with the ability to ad lib when required.
  • Minimum two years’ experience in news reporting.
  • Superior on-air presence.
  • Proficiency with computers, telephones, copiers, scanners, fax machines and other office equipment.
  • Ability to meet deadlines, prioritize assignments and handle multiple tasks simultaneously.
  • Valid driver’s license with a good driving record.
  • Flexibility to work any shift.

Physical Demands & Work Environment:

The Multimedia Journalist must be able to sit, conduct telephone conversations, use electronic mail, write letters and memos, conduct face-to-face discussions with individuals or groups, make decisions without supervision, make decisions that impact the results of co-workers, work in close proximity to others, work outdoors occasionally in all weather conditions, and work indoors in environmentally controlled conditions. In addition, the Multimedia Journalist must be able to lift, set up and operate equipment weighing up to 25 pounds, and be able to handle, control or feel objects, tools or controls. Repetitive movements are required. Work may be conducted in extremely bright or inadequate lighting conditions.

To apply go to: https://nexstar.hua.hrsmart.com/ats/view_requisition.php?requisition_id=2364