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May Commencement schedule announced!

Attention all May graduation candidates!
The schedule for WVU’s 2010 May Commencement has been announced. The P.I. Reed School of Journalism ceremony will be held on Sunday, May 16, 2010, at 10:00 am at the Creative Arts Center. While the ceremony begins at 10:00 am, graduates are asked to arrive by 9:00 am.

All graduation candidates must apply for graduation and will be required to RSVP for the May ceremony. Due to limited seating, we are asking that graduates limit their number of guests to six. An online RSVP form will be released in early spring and every graduate attending the ceremony must submit the form.

Additional details about the ceremony and application process are posted on the SOJ’s May Commencement web page or look for the event button at http://journalism.wvu.edu/ .

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City of Morgantown offering paid internship for "green" campaign

The City of Morgantown is looking for a Media and Communications Intern to assist the Morgantown Municipal Green Team with its 2010: It’s Easy Being Green campaign. The general focus is on environmental issues and sustainability. This position will provide experience in developing skills in working with print and electronic media, as well as facilitating communication and the coordination of activities involving non-profit organizations, local businesses, and the Morgantown city government. This will involve the preparation of print media, including flyers and brochures for distribution at various public events. It will also include the preparation of electronic media suitable for posting on the web. The ideal candidate would be a graduate student or an advanced undergraduate student in journalism or communications with excellent writing ability. Familiarity with software used for combining text and graphic design in print and electronic media is also important. The position pays $8.00 per hour. To apply, contact Bill Wonderlin via email at wonder@wvu.edu or call (304) 293-3159. A letter of interest, resume and three references is due by Friday, January 15.

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Company in Santa Rosa, Calif., seeks corporate recruiter

Métier, Ltd. is searching for a high-energy detail oriented Corporate Recruiter the in Santa Rosa, Calif., office to manage the full-life cycle recruiting efforts and ensure the efficiency of our recruitment process. The successful candidate will be responsible for applying effective recruitment and sourcing strategies to attract bright, motivated individuals to the organization. Ideal candidates will thrive working in a fast-paced environment and possess excellent communication skills to interact effectively with all levels of an organization.

Requirements:

• Bachelor’s degree with a proven record of success 
• 1-3 year of recruiting experience
• Knowledge of HR staffing policies
• Experience in all areas of sourcing (i.e., internet, networking, employee referrals, job postings, job fairs, etc.)
• Excellent attention to detail
• Superior organizational skills
• Professional demeanor
• Proficiency in MS Word, Excel and Outlook
• Excellent oral, written and interpersonal communication skills
• Candidates must be US citizens

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Company in Santa Rosa, Calif., seeks marketing manager

Métier, Ltd. is searching for a high-energy candidate interested in leading the marketing department of a fast-paced, results driven organization. The marketing manager will work closely with the business development department to generate sales leads, create and maintain company collateral and enhance the existing brand. Responsibilities will include: writing advertisements, managing the corporate website, writing and distributing press releases, coordinating corporate events and performing other public relations and marketing activities. This is a great opportunity to mix tactical expertise with creative and strategic projects. With an impressive list of clients and award-winning products and services, this position will allow you to take your career to the next level.

Requirements

• Bachelor’s Degree with a proven record of success
• 3 – 5 years of professional experience
• Marketing experience required; Technology experience desired
• The ability to work independently under deadlines
• Excellent oral and written communication skills
• Superior organizational, planning, and prioritization skills
• Professional demeanor
• Ability to grasp new concepts quickly, especially within the information technology arena
• Proficiency in MS Word, Excel and Outlook
• Experience with Photoshop highly desired

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WVU Libraries and Mountainlair open during Finals Week!

Don’t forget—The Downtown and Evansdale libraries are open 24 hours during finals week!! The Mountainlair is also open, non-stop, until Friday evening at 9:00 p.m. Snacks and drinks will be provided -free – in the Lair each night, beginning at Midnight.

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Win a trip to Africa with NY Times Opinion Editorial Columnist Nicholas D. Kristof

Are you a university student with a yearning to see the best and worst of the world? Are you (reasonably) unruffled if you’re dive-bombed by insects the size of small planes while bouncing over ruts toward an interview with a warlord? Then it’s time to apply for Nicholas D. Kristof’s 2010 “win-a-trip” contest. For the fourth time, he’ll take a student with him on a reporting trip to Africa to cover issues of global poverty — and their solutions. Information about how to enter the contest is on his blog (nytimes.com/ontheground). To read the full article about this trip and previous trips go to http://www.nytimes.com/2009/12/13/opinion/13kristof.html?_r=2.

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Examiner.com seeks writers for Mountaineer sports

The Sports channel of Examiner.com is currently looking for a West Virginia Mountaineer Examiner. In our writers (we call them “Examiners”), we seek people with the right combination of passion and expertise and a desire to share their insights with others. Examiners often become the local “go-to” people in their topics and have appeared on local media as well as national, including The Today Show, NPR, E!, CNN, Fox Sports, ESPN, MSNBC, The New York Times, The Discovery Channel, The Wall Street Journal, and other television, radio and print after writing articles for Examiner.com.

We provide the platform, promotion, training & tools and competitive pay based on standard Internet variables including page views, unique visitors, session length, and advertising performance. Although this is not a full-time “quit your day job” kind of opportunity, Examiners can definitely earn some extra cash while gaining exposure through their writing.

Launched in April 2008, Examiner.com is ranked among the top 200 websites and one of the fastest growing internet companies. We currently serve 198 markets in the US and Canada, and will be expanding to 42 more before the end of the year. Examiner.com is a division of the Clarity Media Group, and is wholly owned by The Anschutz Company, who also owns AEG, the world’s largest owner of sports teams and sports events.

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