Media College eNews

Pikewood Creative seeks summer intern

Pikewood Creative, an Emmy Award winning production agency, located in Morgantown is seeking a summer intern to work in various public relations and social media campaigns designed at business development. This is a non-paying internship. We are searching for an extremely motivated self-starter who can take a project from inception to completion. This is not a hand-holding internship, this is an opportunity for a candidate to join the Pikewood team and gain valuable real-world experience.

Send cover letter and resume to Gina DeBlasis at

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WVU Dining Services seeking PR intern

WVU Dining Services seeking an intern for Fall 2013 and Spring 2014

WVU Dining Services is now accepting applications for a PR intern to assist their Public Relations Manager.

Interns will gain experience in:
-Crafting and disseminating press releases
-Developing advertising campaigns and working with local advertisers
-Creating promotional materials in response to campus needs
-Editing and maintaining web content
-Using social media for public relations, marketing, and research purposes

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Center for Documentary Studies accepting applications for post-graduate internships

The Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University is accepting applications for three nine-month internship positions that will begin in September 2013 and end in May 2014.

The interns will gain broad experience in the documentary field, with particular focus on exhibiting, digital arts and publishing, web design, and producing a range of materials related to the documentary arts. The interns will be based at CDS in Durham, North Carolina, for the 2013–14 academic year.

To qualify, applicants should be recent college graduates (no more than three years out of school) who demonstrate excellent communications abilities, pay careful attention to details, balance initiative and drive with congeniality and team play, show creative talent, and exhibit achievement in some aspect of the documentary arts.

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SustainU seeks fashion sales associate

SustainU is an American Clothing Company that creates 100% recycled apparel. SustainU is looking for two entry-level sales representatives to foster our relationships with large companies, retail clients, and custom orders. SustainU manufactures 100% recycled apparel, which is sold to various clients.

This position would require living in Morgantown, WV to work at the SustainU Corporate Headquarters at 63 Wharf Street.

Ideal applicants would have:
*Great work ethic
*Ability to travel and present the SustainU Brand to clients and at trade shows
*Ability to develop sales strategies, social media campaigns and direct marketing plans
*Have a background in fashion or sales
*Incredible in customer service

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Virginia newspaper seeks sportswriter

The Daily News-Record in Harrisonburg, Va., has an entry-level position for a sports writer. The job involves Division III football and basketball, high school sports, desk work, digital posting, etc. The DN-R sports staff has five full-time employees and is located in a community with three colleges (including James Madison University) in the Shenandoah Valley about two hours south of D.C.
Applicants should e-mail resume and clips to Chris Simmons at No phone calls, please. Application deadline is May 31.

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WVU journalism school videos win international awards

The WVU P.I. Reed School of Journalism is the winner of two 2013 Telly Awards. The awards were announced in early April. There are two award levels – Silver and Bronze.

A Tribute to George Esper, ‘The Heart and Soul of WU won a Bronze award in the History/Biography category, and See What You Can Be – Logan Venderlic won a Bronze award in the Recruitment category.

“A Tribute to George Esper” was produced last spring in honor of the late George Esper, a legendary Vietnam reporter and professor at School for nearly 12 years. The video profile on recent graduate Logan Venderlic is part of a recruitment series called “See What You Can Be” that highlights the success stories of School of Journalism alumni. Both pieces were produced by School of Journalism communications team members.

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Oppe wins WVU's 2013 Faculty Excellence in Civic Engagement Award

Oppe has taught one of the service-learning courses most popular with Center for Civic Engagement community partners for several semesters, PR 324 Public Relations Writing and Application. The students and community members learn together through the foundation of reflection and understanding Dr. Oppe provides in the classroom. Her contagious excitement for her field and the pedagogy of service learning had made her a top advocate on campus.

Recipients were recognized on April 25, during the Center for Civic Engagement’s annual Engagement Celebration. The award presentation took place as part of the eighth-annual Week of Engagement.

To read the official release and learn about the other winner visit WVU Today.

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