Category Archives: Digital media production

All-expenses-paid fellowship to Jordan

Students interested in political communication, podcast journalism, youth political engagement, sociology and international relations are reminded to apply by April 20 to be one of two Palestinian American Youth Civic Engagement Fellows.  Must be a first year or sophomore student.

Apply to be a PAYCE Civic Podcasting Fellow, Cohort II
Location: Amman, Jordan; June 24 – July 4, 2018.  Expenses paid.
Complete a significant audio project in civic storytelling and podcast production

Deadline: Apply by April 20, 2018.  

Learn how to tell stories about how young people do politics. Learn how to coach others to tell stories.  Create podcasts on stories about politics, rights, civic engagement and more as part of PAYCE, a binational curriculum initiative to foster deeper understanding of youth civic engagement in two contexts.  Check out the first season of PAYCE Stories at www.paycestories.org.

PAYCE (Palestinian American Youth Civic Engagement) offers up to two students on our campus the opportunity to serve as PAYCE Fellows in Podcast Storytelling for Civic Engagement.  Work with students from six U.S. and Palestinian campuses.  You will learn about young adult civic engagement, audio storytelling, and audio editing with Audacity software.  The site of the workshop, Amman, Jordan, is a site for learning about youth civic engagement in the Middle East.  Before you apply, please carefully review details about the PAYCE program below.

More information:

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1HEOqrxmeMYgpjuljezQKBPGSH2AO1GmhBpVJ8pQoceE/edit

Application:

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1HHMqxUszUwCAldwslgt8B9TW5aG6lIX-zbV0yLzpgtQ/edit

Questions can be directed to darcie.vandegrift@drake.edu.

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Agriculture director, Minnesota radio stations

Alpha Media – Redwood Falls, MN is seeking an Agricultural Director for our two radio stations. The ideal candidate is a news/communications professional with a strong background in agriculture and enthusiasm for informing both agricultural and non-agricultural audiences about what is going on in the industry that brings us our food, fiber, and fuel. This job opportunity is well-suited for someone with a diverse range of skills, or a desire to gain such skills through the daily experience of working as an on-air radio talent, a news writer, an interviewer, and a digital content producer.

Responsibilities of this position may include the following:

  • Conduct interviews with agribusiness news sources and convert information obtained into stories, reports, or long-form interviews for use on-air and on the website.
  • Provide up-to-the minute market reports throughout the day.
  • Convert information obtained through news releases and other sources into stories and reports for use on-air and/or on the website.
  • Edit and refine audio for use on-air and/or on the website.
  • Download audio feeds from outside sources.
  • Load audio into audio folders for use by others, including for on-air purposes.
  • Post material to the website and social media.
  • Produce photos, videos, graphic images, and other materials for use on the website and for other purposes such as station promotion.
  • Perform regular air shift as assigned, including two half-hour farm programs; fill in as necessary.
  • Various productions tasks as needed or requested.
  • Other duties as assigned.

 Requirements for this position include the following:

  • Able to develop on-going relationships with local, state, and national officials.
  • Ability to relate to listeners from a wide range of demographics.
  • Knowledge of all applicable FCC rules and regulations.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Must be a team player and work well with all levels of management.
  • Knowledge of all Microsoft Office programs.
  • Knowledge of agriculture and related issues.
  • Ability to multi-task and handle constantly evolving deadlines in a fast-paced environment.

Preference may be given to candidates who have the above experience plus the following:

  • Previous experience in broadcast media.
  • Previous agricultural reporting and/or writing experience.

If you feel you are a qualified candidate and want to join a fast moving, growing entity submit your cover letter and resume ASAP by clicking the APPLY NOW button at the top of the page at http://www.alphamediausa.com/job/agricultural-director-announcer/.

Candidates who need assistance due to a disability, please leave a message with 877-459-5750 and your call will be returned.

Alpha Media is an equal opportunity employer and participates in E-Verify.

Media production project manager, William Penn University

William Penn University in Oskaloosa, Iowa, is searching for a media production project manager. The media production product manager is responsible for overseeing the successful completion of all video and multimedia productions and projects for internal and external clients of the Communication Research Institute (CRI) of William Penn. The position also works to incorporate student workers into multimedia projects.

For more information on the job and how to apply, see https://www.wmpenn.edu/get-to-know-wpu/employment/media-production-project-manager/.

Radio news reporter, Burlington, IA

Pritchard Broadcasting has an immediate opening for an afternoon news radio reporter for its six-station cluster in Burlington, Iowa. This is a full-time position with benefits.

The reporter will gather, compile and write news stories for both broadcast and the web/social media and record news breaks for all six of the company’s stations. The position includes journalistic field work, weekly meetings, severe weather coverage, weekend work and more.

Qualified candidates are self starters who want to learn and grow in the field of radio, and have solid news delivery skills. They can interview high-profile political and social leaders. Experience with Adobe Audition and Audio Vault a plus. Familiarity with issues in the state of Iowa and Illinois is also a plus.

Candidates should have at least two years of news radio or other journalistic experience, but recent college graduates will be considered and are encouraged to apply.

To apply, send a demo, resume and sample of written stories to:

Joe Bates
Operations manager
Pritchard Broadcasting
610 N. 4th St., Suite 300
Burlington, IA 52601

Or email joeb@bigcountry1031.com

No calls, please. Pritchard Broadcasting is an equal opportunity employer and encourages women and minorities to apply.

Student assistant for digital and social content, University Communications

Department: University Communications
Term: Spring 2018
Hours: 20 hours per week, with flexible scheduling during normal campus hours of operation
Salary: $9 per hour
Supervisor: Jason Nunemaker, Assistant Director – Content Management

Essential Functions:

  • Research, write, edit and coordinate a wide variety of content for digital and social media, including producing short videos
  • Assist with the redesign of the University’s alumni website, including rewriting content to align with the University’s new brand platform and strategizing and implementing ways to improve alumni’s experience using the site
  • Assist with email communications to alumni and other targeted audiences
  • Help build various webpages and forms, as needed
  • Though this position will report to the Digital Communications team, the student assistant will also work closely with the Alumni and Donor Communications team.
  • The student assistant will ideally start the week of Monday, Jan. 29, or as soon as possible thereafter. The position will end by Friday, May 11.

Requirements:

  • All applicants must be enrolled in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication. (The position is being funded by SJMC scholarship funds.)
  • Applicants must have completed at least one full year (preferably two full years) of undergraduate study, including coursework in areas related to the requirements of the position. They should also have some prior employment experience, with preference given to those who have completed a prior internship or have had other pre-professional experience with emphasis on the specific area of expertise.
  • Applicants must be able to prove strong technical skills, typically through a portfolio of samples specific to the role they desire (i.e. writing, social media, etc.)
  • The student hired must be confident and mature, and be able to act professionally at all times. Because the department handles sensitive and sometimes confidential information, student assistants are held to the highest level of trust and discretion.

Application Instructions:

  • To be considered for this opportunity, please send a resume and a short writing sample to Jason Nunemaker, Assistant Director – Content Management, via email at nunemaker@drake.edu.
  • Applications received by Friday, Jan. 26, will be guaranteed full consideration. The position will remain open until filled.

RTDNF scholarship applications due

The Radio Television Digital News Foundation scholarship application period closes on Jan. 15.

It only takes a few minutes to apply for one of 8 scholarships (or 4 fellowships for recent grads). In addition to up to $10,000, recipients will get to:

  • Come to Excellence in Journalism, Sept. 27-29, 2018, in Baltimore, for three days of networking, job hunting and professional training 
  • Enjoy one year of access to all RTDNA member training and resources

Available awards include:

 Recent graduates are in luck, too, with 4 fellowships available:

  • N.S. Bienstock Fellowship for new professional journalists of color
  • Michele Clark Fellowship for new professional journalists of color
  • Oldfield Fellowship for national security reporting
  • Minnotte Fellowship for health reporting