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WAJR radio in Morgantown seeks news reporter

WAJR, located in Morgantown, W.Va., is looking for the next addition to its award-winning radio news department. They’re hiring a new afternoon & evening anchor-reporter.

This person will be responsible for gathering, writing and delivering local news, updating the website and staffing some night meetings.

Join the professional team of a family-owned company that still believes in the value of local radio news.

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Win a study tour of Japan!

Journalism Students: You could win a FREE, 9-day international study tour of Japan in Summer 2013!

The Indiana University School of Journalism, in partnership with the Scripps Howard Foundation, is organizing the 2013 Roy W. Howard National Collegiate Reporting Competition.

Nine winners from schools across the United States will participate in an all expenses-paid trip to Japan May 23 – June 1. (Note: Many of our past participants have been able to take a leave from internships or start internships later because of this honor.)

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SOJ alumnus establishes career development fund

Thanks to the generosity of a WVU P.I. Reed School of Journalism (SOJ) alumnus and his wife, more SOJ students will be able to gain valuable career experience through internships.

John Walls (BSJ, 1978) and his wife Cindy have established the John and Cindy Walls Career Development Fund at the School of Journalism. This first-of-its-kind fund at the School will provide funding support for students working in high-level media internships in Washington, D.C.

“It’s vitally important for young people to gain practical experience in their chosen field,” said Walls. But, he noted, very few internships pay.

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Mountainlair Programs and Special Events seeks intern

West Virginia University
Paid Internship for Mountainlair Programs and Special Events
(WVUp All Night and Mountaineer Week)

General Information:

• Mountainlair Student Union provides West Virginia University with a full range of services, programs, and other amenities.
• West Virginia University’s approximate 28,500 student enrollment attends classes on the Downtown and Evansdale campuses. Mountainlair is located on the Downtown Campus with a daily average traffic count of over 33,000 users. 
• Mountainlair is considered the hub for student activities, student programming, and meeting/dining facilities.
• The 215,000 square-foot facility has a staff of over 20 and a student workforce of over 100.

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Graduate Assistantship for Mountainlair Programs and Special Events

West Virginia University
Graduate Assistantship for Mountainlair Programs and Special Events

General Information:

• Mountainlair Student Union provides West Virginia University with a full range of services, programs, and other amenities.
• West Virginia University’s approximate 32,000 student enrollment attends classes on the Downtown and Evansdale campuses. Mountainlair is located on the Downtown Campus with a daily average traffic count of over 33,000 users. 
• Mountainlair is considered the hub for student activities, student programming, and meeting/dining facilities.
• The 215,000 square-foot facility has a staff of over 20 and a student workforce of over 100.

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Interested in magazines? Attend an Ed on Campus meeting.

Ed on Campus is the collegiate off-shoot of Ed2010, a community of young magazine editors and magazine-editor wannabes who want to learn more about the industry so they can fulfill dreams of landing top editing and writing positions in the magazine industry. Ed on Campus is intended to demystify the industry to college students and help them score internships—especially during the summer—at great magazines in New York City and across the country.

WVU Ed on Campus meets every other Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. with their next meeting being Feb. 26, 2013 in Martin Hall. WVU Ed on Campus is open to majors of any college and grade level. They work on a point-based system with one meeting or event = one point. When a restricted event or trip comes up, they take those with the highest amount of points. Their previous members have received high-ranking jobs with Parents Magazine, The Huffington Post, and American Baby.
Please contact their treasurer, Ashlie Walter, at awalter6@mix.wvu.edu with any questions or concerns.

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The Domain to Sponsor WVU PRSSA Fourth Annual Boys and Girls Club Fashion Show

“This year the community has gone above and beyond to make sure this event is amazing,” said PRSSA vice president and fashion show director, Michelle Kayda. “The Domain has agreed to sponsor the event and donate directly to the Boys and Girls Club, while multiple businesses have given raffle prizes and donations.”

The MBGC provided a safe atmosphere for children to learn and improve since 1997. This year, the non-profit organization is being asked to move to a new location.

“Although we fundraise for the MBGC every year, this year is especially important,” said Kayda. “They really need the community’s help to afford a new location and continue doing the great work that they are known for, and PRSSA is so excited to help them do just that.”

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Daily Athenaeum seeks full-time advertising manager

The Daily Athenaeum at West Virginia University is seeking someone to aggressively lead the Daily Athenaeum’s advertising department in accordance with policies and goals set by the director. The primary responsibility of the professional ad manager is to guide and offer a rich learning experience for the student business manager, assistant student business manager and the student sales staff. The ad manager also will personally contact and make sales presentations to develop long term business. The advertising manager may delegate some responsibilities to the student managerial staff but is ultimately responsible for them.

Qualifications: The ideal candidate must possess a Bachelor’s degree in Business, Marketing or Advertising, plus three years advertising sales experience (with an emphasis in print, online, mobile, and social media) and two years advertising sales management (with an emphasis in print, online, mobile, and social media) experience is required. A Master’s degree in Business, Marketing or Advertising; five years experience in print, online and social media sales, marketing and management; and demonstrated ability to lead, motivate and train a sales staff is also preferred. A driver’s license to travel independently is required.

How to apply: First consideration will be given to applications received by March 21, 2013. Applicants should send a cover letter, resume and names, e-mail addresses and phone numbers of at least three references to bronlyn.smith@mail.wvu.edu .

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Pittsburgh TV stations hiring summer and fall interns, interviews 3/11

KDKA-TV/WPCW-TV will be conducting internship interviews for the 2013 summer and fall semesters Monday, March 11.

The interviews will take place at Two Gateway Center (603 Stanwix St., Suite 400, Pittsburgh, PA 15222). Interview sign-ups begin at 8:45 a.m., and the introduction and interviews begin at 10 a.m.

Students must be juniors or seniors by the beginning of the internship to be eligible. The positions are not paid but are eligible for college credit hours. Students should to bring the necessary forms with them to the interview.

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