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ACES: The Society for Editing to Award Bill Walsh Scholarship

Precise expressions delighted Bill Walsh, especially when they accurately reflected the messiness of today’s news. If you’re a college student who understands that paradox, a new scholarship may await you.

The aim of the $3,000 scholarship is to help and inspire young editors. Funded entirely by individual donors, the Walsh award extends the legacy of the author and Washington Post copy editor, who died early this year.

Walsh was a board member of the ACES Education Fund, which now administers the scholarship program in his honor. The Education Fund – a nonprofit part of ACES: The Society for Editing – has previously provided 93 scholarships and will award five more in early 2018, in addition to the Walsh scholarship.

The Walsh award winner will be a college junior, senior or graduate student who demonstrates the talent and passion for language to which Bill devoted his life and who aspires to pursue the craft of editing the news.

In addition to the $3,000, the Walsh scholarship winner will receive financial support toward attending the next ACES annual conference, April 26-28 in Chicago.

“We look forward to working with Bill’s family, in keeping with their and his wishes, to identify an outstanding student who seeks to become an editor in the news business,” said Henry Fuhrmann, president of the ACES Education Fund. “We are honored to have the chance to support an aspiring editor who can carry Bill’s legacy into the next generation.”

The deadline to apply is Nov. 15. Specific requirements for all six scholarships are at aceseditors.org/awards/scholarships. Scholarships are awarded without regard to the student’s major or field of academic concentration.

The website also tells how to donate to the Walsh and the other scholarship funds. For additional information, email the Education Fund’s vice president, Alex Cruden, at alex@aceseditors.org.

2017 Marketing and Communications Internship – Video Focus

Homestead-Miami Speedway (HMS) is a subsidiary of International Speedway Corporation (ISC), a world leader in Motorsports Entertainment. ISC owns and operates thirteen premier properties throughout the U.S., along with MRN Radio, Official Radio Network and “The Voice of NASCAR”. HMS hosts one of the world’s largest motorsports events, Ford Championship Weekend, where NASCAR crowns champions in all three of its premiere series.

HMS is searching for creative and ambitious intern to assist our marketing and communications department focusing on video marketing.

Description:

  • Pre-Planning and execution of video & audio production and editing.
  • Aid in the process of exporting and uploading videos to company website, YouTube, FTP sites.
  • Assist in the day-to-day operations of the marketing and communications team including (but not limited to) in-market community events, digital media and media relations initiatives.
  • Assist with production of graphics.
  • Assist with event management during Ford Championship Weekend including Media center and Pre-Race shows.

Requirements:

  • Strong communications/media background is preferred
  • Knowledge of video editing and graphic design on Mac OS
  • Familiarity with the following programs and equipment is required:
    • Final Cut Suite
    • Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Premiere, Illustrator, etc.)
    • Microsoft Office
    • DSLR cameras
    • Production equipment (microphones, lighting)
  • The ability to work weekends, evenings, and holidays if necessary
  • Must be available for community event weekends throughout the year
  • Able to lift 50 pounds
  • Able to stand for multiple hours a day
  • Photography experience is a plus

Desired Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of the automotive and motorsports industries are a plus.
  • Ideal candidate will be professional, timely, organized, detail orientated, dependable, hard-working and willing to learn.

Schedule & Paid:

  • Approximately 30-40 hours a week, excluding major event weekends.
  • Approximate Internship Start Date/ End Date: September 4 to November 22
  • Paid Internship

To apply, e-mail cover letter and resume to:

Greg Rios, Manager of Communications

grios@homesteadmiamispeedway.com

WUSF News Seeking Paid Intern

WUSF is looking for a college student who loves news and is also a student of the spoken word, of the way words sound on the air, and who has a passion for bringing news to the public radio audience. The Stephen Noble Intern would work closely with the WUSF News Director and the station’s team of seasoned reporters to not only learn how to report, write and produce stories, in a way that’s different from other for-profit news organizations. The intern will be assigned stories that matter to millions of Tampa Bay area residents, learn how to how to gather sound, and create a news story that informs and sings on the airwaves, online and on social media. If you are currently a student who has excellent communication skills and a thirst for how to stand out in the crowd of reporters, WUSF would love to hear from you.

For more information and to apply, visit this link.

Halldale Group Seeks Reporter

Halldale Group publishes magazines and web news pages that focus on simulation training for the military, commercial aviation and healthcare markets. The focus of the business is to provide timely accurate information to those employed in training staff to manage difficult or dangerous tasks and skills safely.

In business for more than thirty years, the period immediately ahead is the most exciting and positive they have seen as an industry as the baby boomers retire, demand expands significantly, and new people are required in significant numbers – globally and in all industries.

They seek an energetic, articulate reporter/writer who will write, edit and post news daily for their company website, news web pages, and other company materials.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Journalism, Business Communications or a similar degree field with solid writing foundation.
  • Demonstrates proficient expertise in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and Adobe Acrobat.
  • Proficient with and adheres to AP Style.
  • Maintains a consistent voice and audience focus in writing.
  • Is able to “boil down” verbose content to the “essence” of the main message in a concise, effective manner.
  • Exhibits consistent quality control in work.
  • Thorough attention to detail, with the ability to recognize discrepancies.
  • Strong organizational and time management skills.
  • Strong work ethic – willing to do what it takes to get the job done.
  • Energetic, articulate and organized.
  • Ability to work independently as well as on a team.
  • Experience/coursework in Marketing is a plus.
  • In addition to your resume, please submit a cover letter and a brief writing sample.

Salary negotiable, 4 weeks vacation per annum, pension and healthcare schemes.

Based at Halldale’s Orlando/Lake Mary offices. The successful applicant will also be the Florida Correspondent for  three publications.

Please apply to the Publisher via email andy@halldale.com.

Websites:

www.halldale.com (to be revised)
civilaviation.training
mstmagazine.com
hctae.com

Grist Seeks Fall 2017 Fellows

The Grist Fellowship Program
Want to grow as a journalist while absorbing a universe of green knowledge? Apply for the Grist Fellowship Program.
The Grist Fellowship Program is an opportunity to hone your skills at a national news outlet and deepen your understanding of environmental issues. They are looking for early-career journalists with a variety of skills, from traditional reporting to multimedia whizbangery. They will offer exposure to the leading sustainability thinkers and theories of our time, real-world experience at a fast-paced news site, and the occasional ice cream Friday.
The fellowship pays $2,600 per month. Fellows must make a six-month commitment.
For the fall term, which begins in October 2017, Grist is offering two fellowships:
Justice Fellow
The justice fellow will report on the connections between social inequality and the environment. You will explore the ways in which the environmental movement can become more inclusive, especially in the current moment — and how communities of color are developing new ways to fight for cleaner air and water and safer neighborhoods. You will be expected to write 2-3 news briefs a week, a couple 500-word(ish) reported stories a month, and one 1,200-word mini-feature a month. You will also identify a long-term special project to produce in collaboration with others on the team.
Video Fellow
The video fellow will work alongside Grist’s award-worthy video team to produce explainer videos, shareable short videos, and longer-term projects. You will be expected to produce 1-2 explainer videos a month and 2-3 short-form videos a month, and to assist on the video team with weekly production. You will lead multimedia experiments, collaborate with a social media manager, and push Grist to innovate new ways to tell stories. You will also identify a special project to produce in collaboration with others on the team.
Who should apply?
Any curious, self-motivated, hard-working individual who wants to grow as a storyteller. Grist’s primary subject areas are climate, clean energy, sustainable food, livable cities, and environmental justice. Candidates are most likely college or j-school grads, with some experience in journalism.
Where do I apply?
For fellowships that begin October 2017, please submit applications by July 31, 2017.
Grist is an independent nonprofit media organization that shapes the country’s environmental conversations, making green second nature for a monthly audience of 2.5 million and growing. At Grist, green isn’t about hugging trees or hiking — it’s about using humor and real talk to connect big issues like climate change to the places where people live, work, and play.

National Lesbian and Gay Journalists Association Student Opportunities

CONNECT: Student Journalism Projects

NLGJA’s 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, September 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.

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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 Awards

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.

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

Apply at www.nlgja.org.

For more information on NLGJA and our student opportunities please visit www.nlgja.org.

Please contact Sachelle Brooks (sachelle@nlgja.org) with any questions or concerns.

MyArea Network Seeks Content and Graphic Art Interns

MyArea Network is a city guide to all the great nightlife, events, restaurants and more in each city we’re in nationwide. In Tampa Bay, 813area.com and 727area.com lead you to the best dining, shopping, where to live and play and how to find the best events. MyArea Network publishes weekly content and offers full-service advertising to each client as a digital media and marketing firm.

Intern Tasks:

Every applicant should be organized and detailed oriented and able to multitask, working with each department in our Company. Only positive team players should apply. Each candidate should be able to work in a team-oriented, professional environment but also be able to work autonomously. Candidates should be deadline driven and creative thinkers. Relevant coursework or previous work experience is a plus. A personal laptop to bring and work off of is preferred, but not required. MyArea Network works with a broad range of local and national clients which will provide rich networking opportunities for every intern.

Content Department

Interns in the content department will help staffers create articles/content for publication each week. They need basic writing and editing skills but will have the opportunity to work with our seasoned staff to develop their skills.

Graphic Art Department

Basic knowledge of design concepts is a must. Knowledge and experience in Adobe Creative Cloud is required. Interns will predominately work in Photoshop, but some InDesign or Illustrator projects may arise. A small portfolio to show previous design projects is a plus.

Graphic Art Interns will design display ads that will be seen on our sites across the nation; assist with designing print and point-of-sale materials, designing social media campaigns; proofing, editing or coming up with design concepts and campaigns for clients; basic WordPress web design and development.

Simply Gluten Free Seeks Editorial / Graphic Design Intern

Simply Gluten Free is a company that runs a recipe website and a nationally published bimonthly print magazine. It is a small company that consists of about 12 in-house employees, plus many freelance magazine contributors from around the country.

The editor of the magazine/website is looking for an intern that has knowledge of AP Style, a sharp eye for editing, and is comfortable working in the backend of a WordPress-based website. Knowledge of basic HTML code and/or how to use Photoshop, InDesign, and/or Illustrator a plus, but not required.

By the end of the internship, the intern should have improved his or her editing skills and knowledge of SEO, as well as learned or improved the ability to work on the back end of a website. If the student has some skills in graphic design or layouts and wants to learn more, this internship may allow some practice and growth in that area.

  • The editorial/graphic internship at Simply Gluten Free will include assisting the editor of the magazine/website with any of the following tasks:
    • Proofreading articles for the magazine.
    • Writing and editing blog content.
    • Editing SEO details.
    • Creating and/or editing graphics, such as ads and infographics for the website.
    • Creating and/or editing layouts for eBooks in Adobe InDesign.
    • Other assignments relating to writing, editing, SEO, improving the website via content or other means, etc.
  • Contact Info:
  • Our business hours are Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. The intern can choose the days/hours within those times that best fit his or her schedule to meet the 120-hour requirement. Typically, interns have divided their work schedule between two days a week.

Bonnie Tiegel Memorial Scholarship Program Application Deadline is May 31

Bonnie Tiegel Memorial Scholarship Program is available for the high school seniors (at least 17 years of age) or graduates, or current postsecondary undergraduates, who plan to enroll in full-time undergraduate study at an accredited two-year or four-year college or university and are pursuing degree in broadcast journalism, communications and journalism.

The deadline for application submission is May 31, 2017

Get more information here:  Bonnie Tiegel Memorial Scholarship Program

USFSP Journalism Professor to Host Live Food Writing Webinar

Are you ready to get serious about freelance food writing?

Prof. Janet Keeler, founder of the Food Writing and Photography graduate certificate program at USF St. Petersburg, will be hosting a live webinar at 2:00 p.m. Eastern on Wednesday, April 19, with the Pointer Institute for Media Studies.

Visit this link to register and get more information.