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Miss West Virginia Scholarship Organization: PR Summer Project

The Miss West Virginia Scholarship Organization is seeking a student to plan and implement a PR campaign that would attract attention to the program. Project duties would include creating a Facebook page, working on the Web site, setting up news media, writing press releases and local editorials and utilizing Twitter.

The project would also include announcing local and state pageant information, pageant details leading up to the pageant, winner release, subsequent releases, again through all media outlets including newspaper, radio, TV, Internet (Web site, Facebook, Twitter).

The Miss West Virginia Pageant is June 18-20 in Morgantown. Interested students should contact Sabrina Cave at Sabrina.Cave@mail.wvu.edu or 304-293-2506.

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The Observer-Reporter: Hiring Summer Intern

The Observer-Reporter, Greene County office, is looking for a summer
intern. This unpaid internship is located approximately 30 minutes from Morgantown.

For more information about the internship, please contact Greene County Bureau Chief, Jon Stevens, at jstevens@observer-reporter.com.

The award-winning Observer-Reporter has been part of Washington and Greene counties since the early 1800s. Today, in addition to its daily and weekly newspapers and their related Web sites, the company also publishes monthly magazines and other special-interest publications.

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Director of Member Services

The Contractors Association of West Virginia has an opening for a motivated and organized professional to manage membership recruitment, educational programs and member services. The successful candidate must have excellent computer, marketing, writing and presentation skills. College degree or equivalent experience required.

Please send resumes to: cawv@cawv.org or mail to:

Contractors Association of West Virginia
2114 Kanawha Blvd.. East
Charleston, WV 25311

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Charleston Firm Seeks Asst. Media Buyer

GENERAL SUMMARY AND PURPOSE:

Charles Ryan Associates, in Charleston, W.Va., seeks an entry level position responsible for a variety of roles and functions to support and assist the Media Department. Candidates must be comfortable with math; have an outgoing personality; a passion for media and buying; the ability to deal with a variety of people and be detailed oriented and a true multi-tasker. Ideal candidate will work closely with the Media Director and provide support to the buyers within the department.

POSITION REQUIREMENTS:

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Exponent Intern Needed

The Clarksburg Exponent is looking for an intern for the summer. We’re located in downtown Clarksburg, about 40 minutes down I-79. We’ve got four recent WVU grads on staff, and it’s a great place to learn the ropes of reporting.

Send resume and writing samples to John G. Miller, Managing Editor, P.O. Box 2000, Clarksburg, WV, 26302-2000. You can also e-mail John Miller at jmiller@exponent-telegram.com.

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SPJ Broadcast Reporters Institute: Training New Journalists

The Society of Professional Journalists is pleased to announce an exciting training program for young journalists who have graduated and are in their first three years in the broadcast journalism profession. It’s a crash course in the characteristics of outstanding journalism and the techniques of exceptional journalists.

During the three-day Reporters Institute at The Poynter Institute in St. Petersburg, Fla., we will examine:

More program information is at http://www.spj.org/ri-broadcast-program.asp

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WVU student awarded Rotary scholarship for study abroad

Anna Phillips

West Virginia University senior Anna Phillips, of Parkersburg, has been awarded the 2009-10 Cultural Ambassadorial Scholarship by Rotary International District 7530. The award is for three months of intensive language study in another country.

The public relations and Spanish major plans to study French at the Institute of Language and Communication in Agdal, Rabat Morocco.

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WVU journalism students win top honors, advance to national competition

West Virginia University P.I. Reed School of Journalism students continue to prove they are among the best and brightest in the region, winning three first-place honors in the Society of Professional Journalists 2008 Region 4 Mark of Excellence Awards. WVUstudents also took several second- and third-place awards in the college journalism competition.

Tricia Fulks, of Clarksburg, received first place in the In-Depth Reporting category for her story “eMBA-gate” that ran in The Daily Athenaeum, WVU’s daily student newspaper.

Stephen Butera, of Middletown, N.J., won first place in the Television Feature category for his piece “Hero Car,” which was produced as part of the school’s partnership with KDKA-TV in Pittsburgh.

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Rotary Ambassadorial Scholarship

District 7530 of Rotary International will be offering at least 1 (maybe more) Ambassadorial Scholarship for the 2010-2011 academic year.

District Deadline is June 30, 2009.

The award is worth up to $25,000 for one year of study abroad!

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