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LGBTQ Journalists offer academic, convention scholarships

CONNECT: Student Journalism Projects

NLGJA’s, the Association of LGBTQ Journalists’, CONNECT: Student Journalism Project provides real-world experience and professional connections at NLGJA’s National Convention for 12 students across the country who are considering a career in journalism.

 This year’s National Convention is at the Loews Philadelphia Hotel, Sept. 7-10, 2017.

NLGJA covers student expenses including airfare, food and accommodations.

Applicants do not need to be a member of NLGJA or a member of the LGBTQ community to apply. NLGJA accepts applicants from all disciplines, departments and majors.

Aarons and Longcope Scholarships 

NLGJA offers annual scholarships to students hoping to pursue a journalism career.

The Kay Longcope Scholarship Award

For 2017-2018 academic year will provide up to $3,000 tuition assistance to an LGBTQ student of color who plans a career in journalism and is committed to furthering NLGJA’s mission of fair and accurate coverage of the LGBTQ community.

The Leroy F. Aarons Scholarship Award

For the 2017-2018 academic year will provide up to $5,000 in tuition funding to an LGBTQ student who plans a career in journalism and is committed to furthering NLGJA’s mission of fair and accurate coverage of the LGBTQ community.

Applications for CONNECT and Scholarships are due May 31, 2017. 

Apply at

 For more information on NLGJA and our student opportunities please visit Please contact Sachelle Brooks ( with any questions or concerns.

Digital Media Manager, Iowa Healthcare Collaborative, Des Moines

Coordinate and execute digital technology management, Web administration, and social media engagement for the Iowa Healthcare Collaborative (IHC).

This is position is currently approved for part time, but full time may be considered for the right applicant. New grads or current students with the appropriate experience will be considered.


Manage and coordinate all IHC digital media strategies, including:

  • Website administration and management
  • Social media design/strategy/management
  • Graphic creations
  • Brainstorm new and creative media growth strategies
  • Evaluate emerging technologies and provide thought leadership/perspective for adoption where appropriate
  • Collaborate with agencies and other vendor partners



  • 4-year degree preferred in Public Relations, Marketing
  • 2+ years with Web site management or administration/marketing


  • Proven experience in digital marketing and Web site management
  • Demonstrated experience leading and managing email, social media, Web sites, etc.
  • Highly creative with experience identifying target audiences and devising digital campaigns that engage, inform, and motivate
  • Self-driven/motivated

Apply to:
Elliott G. Smith
VP Administrative Services
Iowa Healthcare Collaborative
p: 515.283.9378
f:  515.698.5178
c:  515.240.1444

Psych Department seeks summer help creating multimedia content

The Drake Psychology Department seeks to hire a student to help create multimedia components for the Psychology 001 lab. The student would earn a stipend of $500 for work during the month of June.  The student would be working with the Introductory Psych Coordinator, Dr. Jill Allen, and a laboratory instructor.

Experience with using programs for graphic design and publishing, video formats and Blackboard tools is desired.

For more information or to apply, contact professor Maria Clapham (

Fulbright fellowship in Berlin

The Berlin Capital Program (Nov. 12 – 19, 2017), organized by the Fulbright Commission Berlin, invites young American journalists and students of journalism to Germany to participate in a seminar which informs participants about current developments in German media and politics. The program will be conducted in English and is fully funded by the Fulbright Commission

 For the purpose of a better understanding of transatlantic issues and for promoting professional and academic networks between Germany and the U.S., this intensive program offers American journalists the opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of the political, economic and cultural environment in Germany/Europe with a special focus on the German media landscape and the role of media in politics and society.

To be eligible for the program, applicants must be . . .

  • a U.S. young professional journalist, currently employed by U.S. media in the U.S., with fewer than 5 years of work experience in the field
  • or a Master’s student in the field of journalism or communications at a U.S. university
  • or a graduating senior in the field of journalism or communications at a U.S. university
  • demonstrate relevant background and professional interest
  • U.S. citizenship is mandatory. Dual citizenship holders with German citizenship are not eligible
  • permanently reside in the U.S. and have a valid U.S.-American passport

 The award benefits include program costs including round-trip transportation from the U.S. to Germany and back, hotel accommodation (single rooms, incl. breakfast), several meals, local transportation and health insurance coverage during the seminar.

The full program description and the application documents can be accessed on our Fulbright website

 Applications are welcome until July 3, 2017.

Graphic Designer at UW-Madison

The College of Agricultural & Life Sciences at the University of Wisconsin-Madison is looking to hire a graphic designer. We’re looking for someone with advanced print and digital design skills and an extensive portfolio of creative work on a range of periodical, marketing/advertising, and development design projects. Magazine experience is a big plus, as is experience with content in the natural sciences.

Located in the Office of External Relations and Advancement, the person in this position will coordinate the design of each issue of Grow ( — the college’s tri-annual magazine devoted to the life sciences — as well as a variety of other publications. More details about qualifications and responsibilities can be found here:

This is a full-time position. Application deadline is June 4.

Editor of the NC Insider (Raleigh, NC)

The job is the editor of the NC Insider, state government newsletter based in Raleigh, North Carolina. The Insider is a MondayFriday newsletter that provides both news and opinion relating to state government and politics in North Carolina. The Insider Editor has a desk at the legislature and works there much of the year. The Insider Editor has responsibility for the Insider newsletter’s daily news package, writing original news reports and directing the efforts of the Insider’s news team while coordinating with the state news desk of The News & Observer. The Insider Editor also writes a column on state government and politics that appears in newspapers across the state.

Link to job info is here:

What company is the job with?
NC Insider, a product from the News & Observer, a newspaper in Raleigh, North Carolina owned by McClatchy.

Is it full-time, part-time or an internship?

Is it a paid position?
Paid, salary is negotiable.

Are benefits included?
Yes — all benefits including vision, health, dental and life.

How much and what kind of experience is required?
Bachelor’s degree, preferably in journalism or related field. Qualified journalists will have 10 years experience in a professional news setting, and will have demonstrated exceptional reporting, writing and editing skills. Knowledge of the legislative process in general, and of North Carolina politics in particular, is strongly desired. Experience working in a new-media environment and working in multiple publishing platforms a plus. Must be familiar with AP style and able to work independently to produce clean copy under deadline.

How do applicants apply?
Online link here:

Who do they contact? 
Lauren Horsch, Insider Reporter, or
Clifton Dowell, Insider General Manager,

What application materials do you request?
Online application requires personal statement cover letter and resume, writing samples are encouraged

What is the deadline for application?
No deadline right now.

Newscast Director, KCCI-TV

KCCI-TV, the #1 station in Central Iowa, is looking for an experienced Newscast Director to join our team. If you’re looking for a station without control room automation and the opportunity to work in a supportive environment, KCCI may be the place for you. We work as a Director/TD team with a full studio production crew to produce fast-paced, graphic intensive, award-winning newscasts.

Job Responsibilities                                     

Primary duties include: newscast directing, floor directing and teleprompter operation. Other duties could include: shooting, editing, and assisting our digital team. The ideal candidate has experience in working closely with producers and production teams to execute technically clean and innovative newscasts.

Required Skills

The ideal candidate will have a minimum of 2 years professional LIVE news directing experience and will need:

  • excellent communication skills;
  • proficiency in ENPS or related newsroom software;
  • experience with digital video playback systems;
  • understanding of MOS, VizRT and all control room operations.


College degree in Broadcast Journalism or a related field preferred but not required with equivalent work experience.

Required Experience

Candidate must demonstrate strong live newscast directing skills and a calm control room presence.   Please include a cover letter and link to your most recent newscast with director’s track when applying.

Apply at