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The Penny Hoarder is Seeking Interns!

The Penny Hoarder, a St. Petersburg-based publication, is currently seeking interns for the following positions:

 

Video Production Editor Intern

Are you interested in video and eager to learn more?

Do you love the idea of creating the coolest, most share-worthy videos? Does editing come second nature to you? Are you wanting to learn more about digital media?

Taylor Media is looking for a video production editor who will intern for The Penny Hoarder, the fastest growing private media company in the country. This is your chance to help create unique videos that fulfill our company’s mission of putting money in our readers’ pockets and gain real-life experience.

The ideal candidate is a college student who is eager to take on multiple tasks, help edit original content and craft innovative programming across multiple platforms.

The internship lasts one semesters, with the possibility of extending it. Taylor Media believes in paying interns — we offer $12/hour — and their full-time positions include benefits. Students might be able to earn college credits for this work.

In this position, you’ll…

  • Be passionate about pitching, developing, producing and editing videos.
  • Have beginner’s knowledge of Adobe After Effects, Premiere Pro, Final Cut and Avid
  • Have experience using DSLR camera and audio equipment
  • Have working experience of Google Mail, Drive, Sheets & Docs
  • Be organized, meticulous and tech-savvy
  • Be self-motivated and works well in groups
    Be hard working and willing to pitch in as needed
  • Be comfortable lifting 50 lbs of equipment

Duties include but aren’t limited to…

  • Editing video series, new and original content, kinetic type/text only videos, interviews, multi-cam shoots, 360-VR
  • Developing new concepts and ideas for videos
  • Pitching in on set and in the field for shoots
  • Staying up-to-date with trends
  • Delivering completed quality works to team
  • Strong ability to take initiative, set priorities, solve problems and be resourceful under pressure

Editorial Writing Intern

Are you interested in writing for a fast-growing digital media company?

Taylor Media is looking for a writing intern for The Penny Hoarder, the fastest growing private media company in the country. This is your chance to help create unique, compelling content that fulfill our company’s mission of putting money in our readers’ pockets and gain real-life experience.

The ideal candidate is a college student who is eager to take on multiple tasks, learn the ins and outs of the digital media industry, and help research, report and write original content that will appear on multiple platforms.

The internship lasts one semester, with the possibility of extending it. We believe in paying interns — we offer $12/hour. Students might be able to earn college credits for this work.

In this position, you’ll…

  • learn how to turn a story idea into a pitch, and then how to pitch the story to an editor
  • conduct research for posts using interviews, data and public records
  • learn how to write for a variety of platforms: web, SEO, Facebook, Instagram, etc.
  • learn how to work with an editor
  • write posts in a variety of formats, from short newsy posts to at least one longer reported piece by semester’s end
  • understand the editorial process involved in taking a story from idea to final product
  • work with photo, video and social departments to collaborate on cross-platform content

Search Engine Optimization Intern

  • Link Building
    • Research to identify link targets: blogs, journalists, influencers, organizations
    • Monitor web for brand mentions
    • Outreach to targets for link acquisition: email, web, social media, phone
    • Develop content for link acquisition: guest posts, roundup posts, infographics
    • Design infographics for placement in posts and third-party sites
    • Broken link building via Wikipedia and other high-DA sites
    • Competitive analysis to identify link opportunities by vertical
    • Reverse image lookup to identify unlinked images
  • On-page optimization
    • Help optimize republished posts (we have been averaging 4-6 per week)
    • Identify strategic on-page optimization opportunities (i.e. posts with keywords ranking in positions 7-15 or posts with high-volume keywords ranking 11-20) and update for maximum SEO visibility
    • Identify topics competing for same keyword, rework posts with unique primary keywords
    • Internal linking: rework internal linking across site to properly funnel link equity to main posts/categories
    • Work with editorial staff on new posts to optimize prior to publishing
  • Technical optimizations
    • Monitor Google Search Console for AMP errors, duplicate title tags/meta descriptions and crawl errors
    • Fix or escalate issues to SEO Manager or Product Team to resolve
  • Editorial Topic Ideation
    • Utilize keyword research, competitive analysis and trends data to develop topics/angles for TPH coverage
  • Duplicate content
    • Monitor TPH and web for stolen/duplicate content
    • Request content removal and/or report issues to Google when appropriate

Taylor Media is a digital media startup based in beautiful and walkable St. Petersburg, Florida. It runs The Penny Hoarder, a website about interesting ways to earn and save money. Their mission is to provide valuable, relevant tips and inspirational stories that help people put more money in their pockets.

In 2017, Inc. 5000 ranked The Penny Hoarder as the No. 1 fastest-growing private media company in the U.S. for the second consecutive year, and #25 on the overall list of the fastest-growing private companies in America. They are bootstrapped and profitable, with a brand new state-of-the-art headquarters. Their bold, kind, lead with spark team is one of innovation and progress, and they promote a strengths-based culture that offers their employees room to learn and grow.

Perks of joining include: Full health insurance coverage, three weeks of vacation time plus seven paid holidays, unlimited sick days, generous retirement plan, parking and communications allowance and an annual learning stipend.

Please navigate to our website to apply, so you can answer the application questions. You can read more about what it’s like to work with them at http://thepennyhoarder.com/careers.

Television Academy Foundation Internship Program Application Deadline is January 16!

Every summer, the Television Academy Foundation offers 50 television industry internships in over 30 disciplines. These eight-week, paid positions at major media companies provide professional experience, career development and networking opportunities to talented students nationwide.

Postmark deadline is January 16, 2018.

*Letters of recommendation without a signature will NOT be accepted.

CATEGORIES INCLUDE:
New for 2018 – Choreography

Agency · Animation · Art Direction/ Set Decorating · Broadcast News · Business of Physical Production · Casting · Children’s Programming/ Development · Cinematography · Commercials · Costume Design · Development · Digital Entertainment · Documentary/ Nonfiction Production · Editing · Entertainment News · Legal & Business Affairs · Live Television Production · Marketing · Media Research · Movies for Television · Music · Post Production · Production Management · Program Planning and Scheduling · Public Relations/ Publicity · Sound · Special Visual Effects · Television Directing · Television Scriptwriting · Unscripted Television

Click here to apply!

RTDNA’s Mike Reynolds Scholarship Application Deadline Jan. 15

Mike Reynolds, who died in 1988 of a brain tumor at age 45, was assignment editor and then managing editor at KCCI-TV in Des Moines, IA. This scholarship is awarded to a journalism student with a good writing ability, excellent grades, a dedication to the news business, strong interest in pursuing a career in electronic journalism and a demonstrated need for financial assistance.

The recipient of the Mike Reynolds Scholarship will receive $1,000 and an invitation to the Excellence in Journalism conference.

WHO CAN APPLY

  • Students who will be sophomores, juniors or seniors at the time the scholarship is awarded, pursuing careers in radio, television, or digital journalism
  • Winners must be officially enrolled, full-time sophomores or above in good standing when scholarships are awarded
  • Students may apply for only one RTDNF scholarship, and past RTDNF scholarship winners are not eligible.

HOW TO APPLY

  • Complete the online application form, including:
    • Contact information
    • Experience
    • URL links to 3-5 work samples
      • Work samples should be broadcast (television/radio) or online news pieces
      • Work samples should be uploaded to a host site like YouTube, Vimeo, SoundCloud, etc.
  • Upload the supplemental materials:
    • Cover letter
      • Discuss your current and past journalism experience
      • Describe how you intend to use the funds
      • Discuss your choice to pursue a career in journalism
      • Addressed to RTDNF Scholarship Committee
    • Resume
    • Letter of recommendation
      • From a professor, advisor, or supervisor
      • Addressed to RTDNF Scholarship Committee

For more information and to apply, visit the RTNDA website.

JED Fellowship for Students of Journalism – Application Deadline Dec. 31

Cultural Vistas, a non-profit organization that provides international exchange opportunities to students and young professionals, invites students to apply to the Journalism in the Era of Disinformation Fellowship (JED), a funded fellowship program that gives student journalists from the United States and Germany the opportunity to meet their peers and learn about the role that disinformation plays in political coverage in both countries. Each year, up to 8 German and 8 American journalism students will be selected to participate in this weeklong program in Washington DC and New York, which will focus on political coverage in the U.S. and Germany and analyze the trend of “fake news”. By exchanging ideas with each other and with experts in the field, participants will analyze the development of disinformation in various media in both countries, while developing solutions to counteract these trends in journalism.

The program is funded by the Transatlantic Program of the government of the Federal Republic of Germany through funds of the European Recovery Program of the Federal Ministry of Economics and Energy, and covers various program expenses for participants, including flight costs to/from Washington DC and New York, program-related travel and accommodations, workshops and discussions with high-level contacts at various media, think tanks, and political institutions, and daily stipends during the program.

Eligible candidates for the JED Fellowship:

  • Are currently enrolled in or recently graduated from a post-secondary program of study in journalism, political communication, or related fields (in either the U.S. or Germany)
  • demonstrate a strong interest in a career in journalism focusing on political coverage (local, state, or federal)
  • have previous experience as an intern or employee in a media setting
  • are citizens or permanent residents in the country in which they are studying (the U.S. or Germany)

Candidates studying outside of larger media hubs and those with limited or no previous international experience are especially encouraged to apply.

The application deadline is December 31, 2017 for the 2018 program, which will take place in Washington DC and New York between May 19 – May 25, 2018. Participants from both the U.S. and Germany will travel together in these cities during the program week.

You can find more information at www.culturalvistas.org/jed, including the online application form. Please direct any questions about the program to info@culturalvistas.eu.

Internships Available with USFSP’s Neighborhood News Bureau

Audiovisual editor

The intern will work 8h/week at the NNB office at the Enoch Davis Center for the 15 weeks of the semester, totaling 120h. The intern will edit audio and audiovisual files, mostly using Adobe Premiere and Adobe Audition (Hindenburg and Audacity may also be used for simpler files) to the standards for publication with our media partners. The intern will also attend master classes and workshops in audio and audiovisual production and post-production provided by reporters and videographers of WUSF, WEDU and the American Heart Association in addition to having access to Lynda.com and to the internship supervisor and Graduate Assistant for help. This is a position exclusive to NNB, but the work done will be submitted to WUSF, WEDU, OPEN, AARP, The American Heart Association and few other outlets including The Weekly Challenger. These are part of current partnerships we have to cover social determinants of health in South St. Petersburg and to produce oral histories.

Copy editor, fact checker and assignment desk (multiple positions)

This is a joint internship in which the intern will work from NNB, under Dr. Motta’s supervision, but also editing stories, fact checking and doing some assignment editing work for both NNB and The Weekly Challenger. We are looking for two or three interns in this capacity. The interns will be responsible for contacting Lyn Johnson, Editor-in-Chief of the Weekly Challenger, for story and editing assignments. They will copy edit and fact check stories for both NNB and The Weekly Challenger under my supervision and with the help of our Graduate Assistant. They will also maintain the assignments files up to date by calling different local neighborhood associations and organizations to learn about events, activities and issues that affect each neighborhood and produce assignment and tip sheets based on the information.The interns will work 8h/week at the NNB office at the Enoch Davis Center for the 15 weeks of the semester, totaling 120h.

Public relations and social media manager

This internship will have one intern working on building a digital newsletter, taking and editing pictures and video about NNB’s work and managing our social media accounts under Dr. Motta’s supervision and with the help of our Graduate Assistant. The main goal is to provide NNB’s work with visibility with three main target publics: the residents of Midtown and Greater Childs Park neighborhoods, policy makers and power brokers in the local and state levels, and potential donors or sponsors of NNB’s work. The intern will work 8h/week at the NNB office at the Enoch Davis Center for the 15 weeks of the semester, totaling 120h.

Web publisher and designer and photo editor

The intern will be responsible for designing and publishing stories and special projects on NNBnews.com. The intern will have the opportunity to learn more about design and about using web design and publishing tools such as Adobe InDesign, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop and WordPress. The intern will work 8h/week at the NNB office at the Enoch Davis Center for the 15 weeks of the semester, totaling 120h.

HOW TO APPLY: Send your résumé to NNB@USFSP.edu with the subject line “NNB INTERNSHIP” and a 4-to-5-paragraph cover letter naming the position to which you would like to apply and explaining why we should hire you.

Applications are due on Dec. 16, 2017.

We will notify the chosen interns by Dec. 20, 2017.

Any questions can be sent to Dr. Motta (bhmotta@mail.usf.edu) or to NNB@USFSP.edu.

Television Academy Foundation Student Internship Applications Due Jan. 16

Every summer, the Television Academy Foundation offers 50 television industry internships in over 30 disciplines. These eight-week, paid positions at major media companies provide professional experience, career development and networking opportunities to talented students nationwide.

Categories Include:

Agency · Animation · Art Direction/ Set Decorating · Broadcast News · Business of Physical Production · Casting · Children’s Programming/ Development · Cinematography · Commercials · Costume Design · Development · Digital Entertainment · Documentary/ Nonfiction Production · Editing · Entertainment News · Legal & Business Affairs · Live Television Production · Marketing · Media Research · Movies for Television · Music · Post Production · Production Management · Program Planning and Scheduling · Public Relations/ Publicity · Sound · Special Visual Effects · Television Directing · Television Scriptwriting · Unscripted Television

Postmark deadline is January 16, 2018.

*Letters of recommendation without a signature will NOT be accepted.

Click here to apply today!

IRTS Now Accepting Applications for Summer Fellowship Program in NYC

IRTS Summer Fellowship Program
June 3 – August 4, 2018
New York City

The IRTS Summer Fellowship Program is the cornerstone program of the IRTS Foundation. Often referred to as a “media boot camp,” this highly selective program teaches a talented group of up-and-coming communicators the realities of the business world through an all-expense-paid internship in New York City, which includes practical experience and career-planning advice.

Eligible students have the chance to participate in an exciting media industry internship in New York City that includes travel, accommodations and an allowance!

Students must be college juniors, seniors, or graduate students as of April 2018.

Students selected for this highly competitive program learn about opportunities throughout the media industry, in addition to interning at a specific company where skills are matched to a corresponding area of our business. Accomplished students from all majors (including math, liberal arts, computer science, business, marketing, communications, etc.) are encouraged to apply.

The IRTS Summer Fellowship Program has had a key role in launching the careers of top professionals in the media business for more than 45 years.

Those selected for the Fellowship receive:

  • Round trip travel to and from NYC. (air, train, or driving mileage reimbursement)
  • Housing at a downtown Manhattan university dormitory in a shared suite setting.
  • A living allowance to defray cost of food and personal expenses.
  • A full-time internship at a top New York media company that aligns with a student’s interests and career goals.
  • Weekly events including panel discussions, company visits and speakers.
  • The IRTS Foundation also provides extensive career counseling and networking opportunities to ensure that each student makes the most of this New York experience!

Video Links About the Program:

Photo Galleries & Blogs:

For more information or to apply, click here.

Applications due by Sunday, Dec. 3.

The IRTS Foundation is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization, which brings together the wisdom and power of today’s leaders to train and educate the next generation of media and communication professionals through its many educational programs and diversity initiatives. IRTS programs ensure that our business reaches its highest potential in this exciting digital age.

Bayside Solutions Seeks Marketing Intern

Your role as Marketing Intern will make a major impact towards Bayside Solution’s continued success in managing and developing key client relationships. We are confident in your abilities to meet personal and team goals while driving sales and revenue that contribute to the overall success of Bayside Solutions in the marketplace.

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Provide updates to website and social media outlets
  • Work with team to create and edit meeting and event presentations
  • Assist with meeting management and events
  • Update client data in SalesForce
  • Client event communication and follow up
  • Vendor coordination for events and meetings
  • Host and Network at client and vendor events
  • Assist with Blogging and archiving of corporate events
  • Assist with coordinating and preparation of proposals, statements of qualifications, and related marketing materials.
  • Assist with creating marketing materials such as flyers, promotional advertisement, invitations, signage, etc.

Skills and Abilities

  • Maintain professional manner, attire, and grooming
  • Ability to understand, present and demonstrate visual collaboration products and services to clients
  • Effective communication and interaction with employees, clients, and colleagues and the ability to work effectively with all levels of the organization
  • Proactive problem prevention and issue resolution leadership
  • Must have excellent organizational skills, attention to detail, and the ability to prioritize in a changing environment
  • Must have excellent interpersonal skills and follow up skills
  • Basic /intermediate knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite
  • Proficiency in Microsoft word, excel, internet, and outlook required
  • Ability to learn other software programs
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills required

To Apply

Email resumes and two design or written samples of your work to Kay.Jefferson@bsius.com.

Tampa Bay Rays Seek 2018 Broadcast Intern

The Tampa Bay Rays are looking for a driven and committed individual to participate in a season-long internship opportunity with the Rays Broadcasting department. This individual will work closely with department staff to develop and enhance radio broadcasts, produce content for RaysBaseball.com, and assist with day-to-day operations. The internship will allow the intern to experience a full business cycle within the baseball industry.

For more information and to apply, visit this link.