Monday, December 03, 2007


Know Dreamweaver and Quark?

Texas Nurse Practitioners, a small non-profit, is looking for assistance with publication design and website updates. Responsibilities include layout and design of newsletter, brochures and forms as well as regular updates to association’s website. Proficient in basic Dreamweaver and Quark a must! 5-10 hours per week, flexible schedule, office located off of 360 & Bee Cave. Submit resume and letter of references to Emily S. Eastin, executive director, at

Tuesday, November 20, 2007


Online Editors Wanted!

From Brian Benschoter, VP/General Manager of News 8 Austin:

We have two positions open for online editors…one full time and one
part time (evenings/weekends).

Interested parties can send their resumes to Todd Callahan,

Saturday, November 17, 2007


Got Multimedia Skills?

Multimedia intern

40 hours/week, schedule varies

Wage: Stipend plus free room and board.

Description: You will work on the Multimedia Desk producing and editing video, Flash graphics and other Web-related journalism. You will be part of team expanding the reach of Texas' second-oldest daily newspaper. Victoria is two hours south of Austin near the Gulf.
You will have free room and board in newspaper-owned apartment across from the Victoria Advocate. Weekday breakfasts and lunches also included at the newspaper's cafeteria operated by award-winning chef who is part of the family ownership. Weekly stipend of $100 to cover other expenses.

For the right person, this is an exciting opportunity to invest in your future. Our Multimedia Desk is led by one of the best in Texas.

Application Information: Send resume, list of references and work samples to Editor Chris Cobler. Deadline to apply for spring internships: Dec. 1. Deadline for summer internships: April 15. Deadline for fall internships: July 1.

Location: Victoria, Texas

Wednesday, November 14, 2007


Envy Mag seeking winter interns

ENVY, a San Antonio-based magazine, is in need of interns (editorial copy,
photography, design) during the holiday break­ in its Houston and Dallas offices.

I'm not too sure on how long your holiday break is, but any time spent with
ENVY is a great way to get hands-on experience and a crash-course on the
magazine industry.

Students can contact UT journalism grad Farrah Akhtar directly. She's attached
a Word doc with an outline of duties and responsibilities.

Take care,
Farrah Akhtar
Managing Editor
o: 713.528.3689
c: 832.274.7060

Main Office | Houston Life
401 Studewood, Suite 309
Houston, TX 77007

Office | Dallas Life
2909 Cole, Suite 210
Dallas, TX 75204

About ENVY

Since our launch, ENVY has quickly established itself as Houston and Dallas' most comprehensive guide to modern culture. ENVY distributes 100,000 free copies every month to the Greater Houston and Dallas areas, targeting innovative minds age 18-36. They've celebrated wide acceptance in both markets, so much so that they look toward expanding operations to other U.S. cities in 2008. To subscribe, contact or visit our website Other websites:,,

Sunday, November 04, 2007


Job Opening in Brownsville, TX

The Brownsville Herald (Texas) is looking for a news & design director. See below for a brief description. This is from a Texas-Ex who worked several years at The Herald and had a great experience - great news town on the border with Mexico and right by the beach (South Padre Island).

Here's the editor's contact info:
Rachel Benavidez
Editor, The Brownsville Herald
(956) 982-6610

Sunday, October 14, 2007


Opening at News 4 WOAI-TV

POSITION: Full-Time Assignment Desk Editor

JOB DESCRIPTION: We need a creative person who can run a desk at a highly competitive station in the San Antonio market. You must be able to come up with well-branded story ideas, sell them, make snap decisions in a high-stress environment, multi-task, coordinate crews, look ahead, be able to listen to scanners and react accordingly. We want a leader, not a follower. You must have excellent communication skills and be a team player.

QUALIFICATIONS: Previous desk experience a must. Computer experience is a must (WORD, EXCEL AND OUTLOOK). Knowledge of the city and the ability to monitor various radio traffic is definitely a plus, however, not a requirement.

SALARY: Negotiable

CLOSING DATE: When filled

Anne Hatfield, Assistant News Director
News 4 WOAI-TV
P.O. Box 2641
San Antonio, Texas 78299


Saturday, September 08, 2007


Print Journalists: Copy Editor Needed

Do you know AP style and have QuarkXPress skills? The Odessa American in Odessa, Texas is looking for a copy editor with exceptional grammar, headline writing, and design skills. The position requires a series of copy editing and headline writing tests. If you are interested, or if you know someone who is interested, email your cover letter, resume, and some writing samples to:
Gene Powell ( OR
Gene Powell, Managing Editor
The Odessa American
222 E. Fourth St., Odessa, Texas 79761

Friday, July 27, 2007


Love Soccer?

The co-founder and senior editor with American Soccer Daily ( is looking for journalism students as correspondents to cover Major League Soccer club Houston Dynamo. According to Mark Flannery, this unpaid position offers the chance to cover matches from the press box, attend pre and post-game "press only" events for quotes and interviews, and have the writer's articles appear on a leading Soccer-focused web site, which in the United States currently has a partnership with ESPN, the largest entertainment and sports web site / television station in the U.S. Opportunities for credit can also be discussed.

If you are interested, contact:

Mark Flannery
Senior Editor


Student Worker Position at the UT Grad School

Dr. Sylvie sent this job to me this week:

Position: a new student worker position at the Graduate School
Duties: related to writing and communication
When: as quickly as next week and continue through the end of August
Qualifications: The student doesn't have to be registered or qualified for work study. The pay is $6.40 per hour. The student may be able
to continue into the fall if qualified for work study.

Duties are as follows:
-Assist Administrative Assistant and Graduate Coordinator in data entry,
as needed
-Answer phone and greets visitors in the absence of Administrative
-Assist administrative assistant in stuffing envelopes for mass mailings,
stuffing packets for events, and putting together packets for meetings
-Maintain supply of packets of information and maps for walk-in
prospective students
-Serve as student representative/ambassador of Graduate School at
recruiting and retention events
-Help research and produce content for publications and web site
-Assist Director and Graduate Coordinator in preparing, packing and
shipping materials for recruiting events

Contact info: Darlene Grant at:


Multimedia Internship

The nighttime Web producer for KXAN Austin News is looking for Internet department interns. The program just started in June and KXAN is happy to get the word out to all UT journalism students. Multimedia and copy editing skills are helpful.

Contact info:
Rachel Pierce

Nighttime Web Producer
(512) 703-5383


Photojournalists: An Opportunity to Showcase Your Work

The American Journal online magazine will be starting a new feature section in the fall that will showcase the work of photojournalists around the country. Submissions from enrolled students or recent graduates are welcome. Submissions will be used to produce a feature story or a slide show with or without audio.

American-Journal offers true stories about the events and icons that form the country's identity. The magazine seeks to provide glimpses into the American culture, giving a better understanding of the country and its people.

You can view the current issue at

Don't miss out on this wonderful opportunity!

Contact: Pete Marovich, Director of Photography at the Daily-News Record in Virginia and one of the principals of the online magazine American-Journal

Thursday, April 05, 2007


Magazine Internship

Magazine Internship Fall 2007

Hours: 15-19 hours per week

Compensation: $10.50 per hour and the opportunity for internship credit.

Job Description:
The University of Texas at Austin’s McCombs School of Business is looking for a magazine intern to work on the school’s two alumni magazines. By-line opportunities and some portfolio-quality pieces guaranteed. The regular duties will include:

· Writing various articles and profiles on McCombs School activities, alumni, students and faculty members
· Conducting background research for feature stories and sidebars
· Writing and compiling briefs on major events at the school, alumni notes and obituaries for the magazine
· Copyediting magazine proofs
· Covering visiting speaker events at the school and writing wrap-ups for publication on the McCombs Web site
· Various other communications-related tasks

The McCombs School is seeking a journalism student who has completed J315 or another course establishing knowledge in AP style. Strong writing skills are essential.

To apply for this position:
REQUIRED OF ALL APPLICANTS: Send an e-mail cover letter and electronic resume to McCombs School Communications Coordinator Cory Leahy by Monday, April 23.
Include at least two writing samples, which you may submit electronically or via campus or U.S. mail. If you submit samples via conventional mail, please include a printed version of your cover letter and resume. Mail by Wednesday, April 18.
Top applicants will be called for interviews starting Thursday, April 26.
Interviewed candidates will have to pass a writing test.
Cory Leahy, Communications Coordinator
McCombs School of Business
1 University Station B6000
Austin, TX 78712-1178
512-232-9167 fax

Wednesday, March 21, 2007


Interested in Science?

The UT Marine Science Institute Science and the Sea outreach program is looking for a journalism student who is interested in developing his or her professional skills by writing for Science and the Sea: They are looking for experienced journalism graduate and undergraduate student writers. The position is preferably offered as an internship with the department. Pay for free-lance work will be negotiated if an internship is not an option. Contact Jaime L. Haberer, M.S., Marine Science Coordinator for the UT Department of Marine Science. Office: (512) 232-5696 and fax: (512) 471-6732


Black Women United Magazine Opportunity

The upcoming Black Women United Magazine is searching for freelance graphic artists, photographers, and writers who can provide writing samples under the following topics: real news, entertainment, beauty tips, sports, spiritual tips and fashion tips. Email “B.W.U.” at with writing samples and contact information. The deadline is April 30, 2007.


Key West Magazine Writer Needed

Key West Magazine is looking for a bilingual Spanish/English writer for a giant double feature which will focus on the Cuban immigrant population (history, different generations, food, music, etc.) of Florida. Be prepared to provide a magazine writing sample. If you are interested, contact Anne Drabicky, photographer, Key West Magazine.
(305)295-9804, ext. 114

Monday, February 19, 2007


The Austin American-Statesman Sports Producer Position

The Austin American-Statesman is looking for a high school sports producer on Will train the right person on the Web skills.
Here is the formal job description:
The Austin American-Statesman has an opening for an online part-time high school sports producer (24 hours a week) to oversee coverage of its high school sections and team pages.
Here's what we're looking for:
1-2 years experience working for a newspaper or Web site in sports (We will consider a student who has had one or two internships).
A strong working knowledge and frankly, passion, for football, baseball, basketball and volleyball. Understanding box scores and other sports stats is very important.
Experience with HTML or a familiarity with Web publishing.
Strong writing and editing skills; knowledge of AP style.
The ability to multitask, work quickly and stay cool while on deadline.
Willingness to work nights and weekends. Working Friday nights during football season, probably until 2 a.m., is a given.
Strong organization skills and an aptitude for doing a fair amount of data entry.
The ability to communicate effectively both with the Web department (including an offsite technical team) and the sports department.

Please share resume, cover letter and references.

Kristi Kingston
Online News Editor
Austin American-Statesman


The Poynter Institute News University Fellowship

The News University Fellowship is a yearlong paid position at The Poynter Institute to help create interactive programs and online materials for NewsU. In addition to learning new skills and experience, this is an opportunity to participate in all of the activities at Poynter, including interaction with some of journalism's best trainers. Read the details below or go to to learn more and download a flier about the fellowship.

News University Fellowship: This is a yearlong paid fellowship to aid in the creation of interactive learning modules for News University, the e-learning project at The Poynter Institute for Media Studies. The project is funded by the Knight Foundation. News University can be seen at This position starts in late spring or summer 2007. Applications are due by March 15, 2007. A decision will be made shortly thereafter. The ideal candidate has a solid foundation in computer-related design fundamentals including user interface design, information architecture, animation, and interactivity. Candidate has a solid foundation in online graphic design fundamentals including typography, color and bandwidth considerations and is familiar with digital editing for photography, audio and video. This person:
Is a conceptual thinker, and self-starter who works hard but also likes to have fun
Is someone who can take initiative, and works well as part of a team
Is confident in their ability to manage multiple tasks and/or projects and meet deadlines Qualifications for this position include
Either bachelor's degree in Multimedia, Computer-related Design or related four-year degree, with emphasis in journalism and/or education
Proficiency in Flash, Illustrator, Dreamweaver and Photoshop
Strong scripting skills in ActionScript and HTML; familiarity with JavaScript, XML, PHP and databases desirable
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Willingness to learn and try new things.
Experience in collecting and editing digital photographs, audio, and video is a plus
Knowledge of learning theory and principles of online learning is a plus
Teaching assistant experience is a plus
Duties collaborate with and take direction from Interactive Learning Producers to assist in the creation of instructional packages for Poynter's News University e-learning project
Under the direction of Producers or Interactive Faculty, design look and feel of educational projects, from individual modules to entire courses
Assist Poynter faculty and other journalism professionals with course planning and interactive content development
Program interactive elements of educational projects such as navigation, site structure, and simulations
Collect and edit digital content
Assist with updates to NewsU web site and maintain monthly tracking data Additional Learning Opportunities
Participate in daily contact and discussion with the faculty members of The Poynter Institute and journalism industry leaders
Observe the academic and administrative process of The Institute in group meetings and educational programs
Meet and learn from Poynter seminar leaders and guest speakers We encourage applicants with a diverse background to apply. Send resume, examples of work and a cover letter to: Howard FinbergInteractive Learning DirectorThe Poynter Institutejobs@newsu.orgNo phone calls, please. Absolutely. The deadline is March 15, 2007.


Become an Intern for SPJ

SPJ is currently accepting applications for summer internships in Indianapolis and Washington, D.C. Two students will be selected for the Pulliam-Kilgore Freedom of Information internships and another opportunity is available in Indianapolis for the Archibald Communications intern. Application deadlines are March 15 for the Pulliam-Kilgore internships and March 23 for the Archibald Communications internship. Complete details and applications are available by visiting

In addition to the summer internships, SPJ will select 12 students to be a part of The Working Press, a daily newspaper to be published during the 2007 SPJ Convention and National Journalism Conference from Oct. 4-7 in Washington, D.C. Interns will receive complementary convention registration, most meals and hotel stay. The deadline to apply for a Working Press internship is April 17. Full details are available at

For questions about the Archibald Communications internship, please contact Beth King at (317) 927-8000, ext. 211 or

For questions about the Working Press or Pulliam-Kilgore Freedom of Information internships, please contact Joe Skeel at (317) 927-8000, ext. 214 or

Monday, February 12, 2007


Nighttime Web Producer - the most viewed broadcast TV website in Austin - is looking for a nighttime web producer. This is an ever-changing, creative position that puts you right in the newsroom in the middle of the action on a daily basis. Your role will be part copy editor, part graphic artist, part video editor and much more. We're looking for an intellectually curious, go-getting problem solver who's ready to bring new ideas, a positive attitude and new fire to our station's developing "digital content culture."

This is an entry-level position. Journalism or related degree preferred, as is experience with HTML and Photoshop. Knowledge of Flash is highly desirable. Experience with online content management tools like WorldNow or IBS is a big plus. The job involves nighttime work and some weekend and holiday work.

Send your resume to:Matt Schulz, Director of Internet,

Include "Nighttime Web Producer Vacancy" in the email's subject line

No phone calls please.

KXAN, The CW Austin and LIN Television are Equal Employment Opportunity employers.

Thursday, November 02, 2006


Hurry! San Antonio Express-News Multimedia Internship

Are you interested in an internship at the San Antonio Express-News? Do you have multimedia skills you want to put to good use and you have your resume ready to send in a hurry? The Express-News is hiring a summer intern who will report and produce stories using audio, video, and Flash for their site: If interested, mail a cover letter, resume, clips and two letters of reference to Barry Robinson, Administrative Editor. His mailing address is: P.O. Box 2171, San Antonio, TX 78297-2171. The deadline was Nov. 1, but Barry will give up to a week extension. If you have any questions, Barry's number is 210-250-3355.

Monday, October 02, 2006


The Associated Press Internship Program

The Associated Press offers up to 22 paid internships for students who are aspiring print, photo, broadcast, graphics and multimedia journalists. The internships are individually tailored training programs for full-time juniors, seniors and graduate students at U.S. colleges and universities.

To apply, assemble the following:
A 300-word autobiographical essay on this topic: "The Associated Press seeks to recruit and retain a workforce that embodies a wide range of talents, experiences, achievements and journalistic skills. Please describe the qualities and accomplishments you would bring to the company";
A resume and cover letter;
Five to seven clips;
Two letters of reference, at least one from a professor or faculty adviser on school letterhead.

The internships start anytime between mid-May and mid-June. Contact your nearest bureau for an appointment to interview and take the timed newswriting test. To locate your nearest bureau, go to Applications for the 2007 program, including interviews and tests, must be completed by Nov. 15.

Friday, July 21, 2006


Various Internships

*Austin Monthly: Premier monthly lifestyle magazine in Austin seeks candidates for editorial internships. This is an unpaid internship (academic credit available) requiring a minimum commitment of 10 hours per week. We are a small business, and interns play a vital role in the production of our magazine. Duties include writing, research and factchecking. If interested, please submit resume and writing clips to No phone calls please.
Contact e-mail:
*West Austin News: The West Austin News is seeking a reporter to cover general news in the West Austin area. This is an excellent opportunity to gain experience and clips from a local weekly paper. We’re looking for someone to write three to six stories per week in this unpaid position. Some newspaper writing experience is preferred and photography may be required. Should have reliable transportation. Hours are flexible. The West Austin News serves more than 9,000 readers and received First Place for General Excellence by the Texas Press Association in 2004. Contact: Yvonne Lim Wilson,
Contact e-mail:
*Travellady Publications: Edit travel and food press releases and help with formatting stories for You will gain contacts and experience.
Contact e-mail:
*10X: Content Writing Internship As a member of the 10x Media writing team you will become a published writer with your own byline creating a quality portfolio. Interns have a personal editor who provides direct and personal feedback on every article written and submitted. By working with one of the fastest growing media companies on the Internet, you will create a presence for yourself on the Internet network. Upon completion of the internship students will be prepared for future writing and editing opportunities and will receive a $500 stipend. Students have an option of choosing an on-site or off-site writing internship. 10x Media has a nationwide off-site writing internship program which provides students and writers with an exceptional work experience with flexibility in time and location. The off-site writing internship is designed to provide a quality writing experience for interns allowing them to improve their qualifications as a writer and strengthen their portfolio. Interns are assigned article topics each week that will take them approximately 15-20 hours to complete. The articles are submitted and revised by in-house editors. After articles have been edited and revised they will be published with the writers byline. To finish the internship, writers must complete 150 articles. On-site interns have an opportunity to be a part of one of the greatest company cultures in the Provo/Orem area. Writers will come into the office for 20 hours a week and write assigned articles while working with and learning from the Content Manager and editors. They will also have a chance to perform Web site projects. Qualifications ? Strong research and creative writing skills ? Punctual & Deadline oriented ? Active e-mail account ? Communications major or other related major Responsibilities ? Work 15 to 20 hours a week from home. ? Research a variety of topics online ? Write 10 original 300-400 word articles a week ? Revise edited articles Send resume and writing sample to
Contact e-mail:
*Beyond It All Magazine: Beyond It All Magazine is looking for interested, motivated individuals who would like to be apart of a new positive Christian magazine for teens. You would get different subject matter a month to research and write. You may also have to take photos. The internship lasts as long as you like to gain experience and in exchange you will receive a letter of recommendation and any other information you may need to gain credit for school. Please contact by e-mail. All correspondences will be through e-mail. Please visit the company`s websites for more information (visit to find out if the magazine content is right for you) (where previous magazines are on sale) you can speak with publisher at her myspace. Contact e-mail:
*Student Operated Press: The Student Operated Press is a cutting edge news service that’s intention is to help young journalists succeed in the world of media. The Student Operated Press is looking for motivated indivduals to help with the production of text and audio news from their cureent location. This is a non-paid position. However, you will have the opportunity to showcase your work as well as the opportunity to be published in real world publications. Please visit and on the left side, click on Contribute to the SOP, fill out the information and I will forward you the user procedures. I look forward to working with you. Judyth Piazza. Contact e-mail:
*Earth & Sky: Earth & Sky seeks one or two smart, energetic, dedicatedindividuals to work closely with Earth & Sky's producers on ourradio show and website. We need help in fact-checking, web posting,proof-reading, internet research, and audio editing. Excellent grammar,HTML skills, and familiarity with AP style are welcome. A good "ear"for radio and a working knowledge of ProTools editing software are aplus. So are a good "eye" for beautiful illustrations and aworking knowledge of PhotoShop software. If the intern(s) shows anaptitude, he or she may also research and write a few short (90-second)radio scripts, about topics assigned by the Executive Producer and/ortopics found by independent researching and analysis of scientificand/or global events. But writing will not be a significantcomponent of this internship. There will be no on-air time for theintern(s). The intern(s) will work at least 10 hours per week in ouroffices in Austin, Texas. This position is not paid, but, ifdesired, Earth & Sky will work with the intern and his or heruniversity to insure course credit. We intend to fill the position bySeptember, 2006 so the intern(s) can work for course credit in the fall2006 semester, if desired. If the applicant is a student, aminimum GPA of 3.5 is preferred. The intern(s) will join Earth& Sky at an exciting period of growth for our radio series, as wework to double our listening audience from its current 1.5 millionimpressions daily in the U.S. He or she will be exposed to the innerworkings of the nation's most successful daily science radio series,and will learn the intricacies of online publishing. We wantinterns who understands and can help fulfill the Earth & Skypromise: "We take seriously our responsibility for bringing the ideas,strategies, and research results of scientists to people around theworld, with the goal of illuminating pathways to a sustainablefuture." To apply, please send a cover letter and resumeto: Earth & Sky P.O. Box 1965 Austin, TX 78767 Orsend an email to

Thursday, May 04, 2006


online editor

There is an online editor position open at

It's a full-time job updating the site with stories from the San Antonio Express-News, KENS 5 and the Associated Press. It includes editing (AP style), writing headlines, at least basic knowledge of HTML, some Photoshop, editing video, and monitoring our blogs, among other things.

Send resumes and questions to Mike Howell at


Email from National Association of Hispanic Journalists

Below are some entry-level type newsroom job openings at newspapers that are involved in NAHJ’s Parity Project.

When it comes to TV, unfortunately, none of the stations involved in the Parity Project is in an entry-level type area. There’s KCNC in Denver (market #18), KNXV ABC 15 in Phoenix (market #15), WFLA in Tampa (market #13) and WPTV in West Palm Beach (market #39).

If you could please make college students (especially those who are about to graduate and are looking for that first full-time newsroom job) aware of these opportunities, that would be great!

Please also let them know that these jobs are posted on the NAHJ Parity Project JOBS page at:

And that they are updated weekly!


Friday, April 28, 2006


HUGE job and internship listing

The Institute for Humane Studies puts out an amazing job and internship listing periodically. Here's the current listing. If you haven't found after-graduation employment or you're still looking for a summer internship, you can't pass this up!


Multimedia position at Dallas Morning News is accepting applications for a new programmer-journalist position. We're looking for a reporter who can also display his or her work (breaking news and enterprise) through rich multimedia story-telling and applications for users. We're looking for someone with proven writing, editing and design skills and who is proficient in the use of all creative graphic software programs, e.g. Flash (including action-scripting), Photoshop, Illustrator, Dreamweaver, After Effects, Peak DV and Final Cut. Interested applicants should send a letter along with links to their online portfolios to Karen Davis, senior editor for multimedia/presentation at We hope to fill this
position quickly.

Thursday, April 27, 2006


Lorraine Branham says "steal this job!"

Dear May Journalism Graduates,

If you haven't found a job yet, here's a good possibility. Starting in late May, there will be TWO openings for general assignment reporters at the Mexico Missouri Ledger. It's small but it's a daily. I am told by an alum that it is " great opportunity for an upcoming May grad or any other young and ambitious reporter. He says it offers its writers the chance to write about anything and everything that happens in Audrain County with a high degree of independence. Mexico is about a 40 minute drive northeast of Columbia, and the Ledger's circulation is around 10,000.

If anyone is interested, please e-mail Managing Editor Janeen Sims at or call her at
573-581-1111. Thanks.

Thursday, April 20, 2006



The Association for Women in Communications and Ed on Campus proudly present: THE 2ND ANNUAL MARKETING YOURSELF AND YOUR DEGREE presented by the Austin Professional Chapter of the Association for Women in Communications, The University of Texas Student Chapter of the Association for Women in Communications, The University of Texas Ed on Campus Chapter, and Communication Career Services.

Saturday, April 22, 2006 10:45 a.m.- 3:00 p.m.
Texas Union, The University of Texas at Austin
Santa Rita Room (3.502)
$5- AWC and Ed on Campus student members
$10-all other students

You have a degree. Now what? Join us for an event that will help you decide your career path and land that perfect job. Communication professionals will speak to you, as well as join you for a networking luncheon. Be prepared to make meaningful contacts in your field of interest while learning more careers in communications. The event also includes a resume critique. Bring two copies of your resume to the event for review by two different communication professionals. Gain insight and advice from their years of experience and knowledge of the work place. Resume critiques will be completed on-site during the event. Contact with any questions.

Tuesday, April 18, 2006


From Dr. Sylvie

Date: Sat, 15 Apr 2006 15:45:55 -0700 (PDT)
From: Claire Harlin
Subject: internship opp.
To: George Sylvie

Hi Dr. Sylvie,
I am still on your mailing list from being enrolled in your class last semester and have enjoyed getting e-mails regarding job and internship opportunities. I have an opportunity I was hoping you could help me with by sending to your list of current and former students. I am a Journalism Senior and have been working as the assistant editor of a new publication to start in Austin June 2. It's called the Fugitive Post and will focus on crime-related issues. More can be found out about the semi-weekly
publication at We are looking for reporters and photographers that will start out as volunteer for the first two issues and can be eligible for a salary after that. I think it is a great opportunity to help get a publication off the ground, and working with the very talented staff involved in this publication has been incredibly fulfilling for me... Let me know if you would be willing to help recruit employees from the J-school and I can send you a better "ad" with more information.

Thanks a bunch!

Claire Harlin

Monday, April 17, 2006


Magazine Internship Fall 2006

Hours: 15-19 hours per week

Compensation: $10.50 per hour and the opportunity for internship credit.

Job Description:

The University of Texas at Austin's McCombs School of Business is looking for a magazine intern to work on the school's two alumni magazines. By-line opportunities and some portfolio-quality pieces guaranteed. The regular duties will include:

Writing various articles and profiles on McCombs School activities, alumni, students and faculty members
Conducting background research for feature stories and sidebars
Covering visiting speaker events at the school and writing wrap-ups for publication on the McCombs Web site
Writing and compiling briefs on major events at the school, alumni notes and obituaries for the magazine
Copyediting magazine proofs
Various other communications-related tasks


The McCombs School is seeking a journalism student who has completed J315 or another course establishing knowledge in AP style. Strong writing skills are essential.

To apply for this position:

1. REQUIRED OF ALL APPLICANTS: Send an email cover letter and electronic resume to the McCombs School Publications Editor Cory Leahy by Monday, April 24.
2. Include at least two writing samples, which you may submit electronically or via campus or U.S. mail. If you submit samples via conventional mail, please include a printed version of your cover letter and resume. Mail by Friday, April 21.
3. Top applicants will be called for interviews starting Thursday, April 27.
4. Interviewed candidates will have to pass a writing test.


Cory Leahy, Publications Editor
University of Texas McCombs School of Business
1 University Station B6000
Austin, TX 78712-1178

Friday, April 14, 2006


staff The Working Press

SPJ is searching for 12 bright, motivated and hard-working student journalists to staff The Working Press, a daily tabloid newspaper that covers events during the Society's 2006 SPJ Convention and National Journalism Conference. This year, the staff also will provide Web coverage of the conference, to be held Aug. 24-27 in Chicago. We're looking for only the best student writers, photographers and designers. Those chosen will receive complimentary conference registration, including meals, and hotel lodging. The application deadline is Wednesday, April 19. Get details online or contact Quill editor Joe Skeel at for more information.

Friday, April 07, 2006


Be an SPJ Officer!

Dear SPJ members,

Application are now available to be an officer for 2006-2007. Please go to to complete the application and send it to either as a word document attachment or cut and paste it directly into the e-mail. The deadline is April 24.

The positions available are:

Vice President
Student Liaison
Special Projects Director
Web master (we really need this one to be filled. The talented Angela Grant
is graduating. Please check her hard work at to get an idea of
what this job would entail.)

Once we receive everyone's applications, we will send all of you the candidates' answers so that you can vote on who next year's officers will be. Please be prompt in your reply. We expect the results to be in by mid-May.

Thank you,

Amina Benchouia and Juhi Sonrexa


Job opportunity emailed to SPJ President Amina Benchouia

Hello Amina,

I am writing to inform you of some paid internship opportunities that TSS
Media Group will be providing students of UT. TSS Media is launching an
online publication, called The Student Section, in the Fall 2006 documenting
the more interesting aspects of daily college life. I am in the process of
recruiting student journalists that may be interested in getting involved
with this project.

As the President of the Society of Professional Journalists, I thought you
or some of your members might enjoy becoming a part of the team we are
putting together on UT. I am in town till early Saturday, and would love to
meet with you or anyone that you could pass this information onto.

If you have any questions please don't hesitate to contact me. I appreciate
your time.

John Forszpaniak
Director of Sales
TSS Media Group, LLC
(786) 877-6758

Wednesday, April 05, 2006


Job opp from Dr. Jensen via Dr. Sylvie

Dr. Jensen wrote:

Below is a message from an MA grad of ours, Rick Mercier. He's editing the editorial and book pages at the Anniston Star in Alabama. Some of you may know the paper; it has a long reputation for aggressive reporting and has been a starter paper for lots of good reporters.

He received this message from:


We're losing reporters left and right here at The Star. Got any smart students who'll be graduating and looking for a job come May? If so, encourage them to apply here; they'll earn peanuts, but the cost of living is low and they'll get some good experience and have the freedom to go out and do tough, muckraking journalism.


check out the paper online:

Tuesday, April 04, 2006


Opportunity from Dr. Sylvie

KHOU is now accepting applications for paid summer internships for the
following departments. Deadline to apply is 4/15/2006:

News Department and Production Department

If you're a junior or senior in college, and would like a paid intern with
Houston's #1 watched News team, this is your chance! KHOU is committed to
hiring interns from colleges and accredited universities and potentially
integrate them into our workforce in the future. Internships offer everyone
an opportunity to see if they are interested in pursuing a career in
broadcast journalism, in multiple capacities.

All of our interns receive the benefit of being assigned a mentor. The
mentor will provide a platform to develop passion, skills and experience.
Our mentors will provide a learning partnership with our interns, and teach
them all there is to know about the fascinating world of television.

To be considered for an internship with KHOU, please submit the following:

A. A two-page essay on why you would like to be selected for a Production

B. Three academic and/or professional references

To apply, Please submit all materials to the following e-mail address, SPECIFY THE DEPARTMENT YOU
Department-Intern (specify department of interest), 1945 Allen Parkway,
Houston TX 77019

Tuesday, March 28, 2006


Want to be a superstar?


Rolling Stone Magazine is looking for a group of talented writers
between the ages of 18 -24 to work for the summer in its New York
offices as FULL-TIME STAFF WRITERS. Your experiences will be filmed
for an MTV series exploring the exciting world of journalism.

Whether your specialty is music, film, sports, fashion or politics,
whether you're a working journalist, the star of your school paper, a
blogger, or simply out to prove what it takes to fulfill your dream,
we want to hear from you!

At the end of the summer, one outstanding writer will be chosen to
receive a ONE-YEAR CONTRACT as a Contributing Writer to the magazine.

Go to, or call (310) 752-8740 now
for application instructions and eligibility requirements.

You must be at least 18 years of age by June 9, 2006 to be eligible to

Monday, March 27, 2006


Thank Dr. Sylvie for the info!

Company: Austin American-Statesman

Contact : Cassandra Scott, Director of Information Service
Email resumes to

Phone: 512-445-3876

Job Title: Part-time Editorial Assistant

Job Location: Austin, Texas

Salary: $12 hourly

Schedule: Thursday - Saturday, 6 p.m. 1 a.m.

Job Description: Editorial Assistants provide editorial support to supervising and specialty editors in various newsroom departments which include metro, state, business and. This support includes answering telephones and accurately routing calls; collecting, sorting and delivering FAX material; handling standard mail and email correspondence; preparing daily story budgets and making this budget material available to other Cox newspapers and other publishing partners. It also includes gathering information from a variety of sources, preparing stories published in the
daily newspapers to be posted to the Statesman website, verifying the accuracy of the information and synthesizing the verified material into publishable lists, calendars and briefs. Other responsibilities may include preparing the Weather Page and the financial markets pages.

Job requirements:
Willingness to work flexible hours that may include nights, weekends and holidays.
Ability to work at least 21 hours a week with the flexibility of working more hours
Daily reader of the Austin American-Statesman.
Excellent phone manner in dealing with public.
Interest in working in a newsroom setting.
Ability to work well under deadline pressure.
Ability to work effectively with the public.
Able to prioritize multiple duties and work with a minimum of supervision.
Ability to adapt quickly and effectively to changing priorities and environment.
Ability to communicate effectively with all levels of personnel and outside contacts.
Experience working in office setting.
Some experience with Macintosh computers and standard business applications.
A strong interest in learning about newspaper journalism

Sunday, March 26, 2006


Lewis First Amendment Award

SPJ and the Lewis family present the Robert D.G. Lewis First Amendment Award to a student member of SPJ who has demonstrated outstanding service to the First Amendment through the field of journalism. The $500 cash award must be used toward attending the 2006 SPJ Convention and National Journalism Conference in Chicago, August 24-27, 2006.

Application deadline: May 1, 2006

To apply, students should send a letter of interest, documenting their service to the First Amendment, as well as any other documentation that helps to illustrate their service. A one-page biography, resume and three letters of recommendation must also be included. Only SPJ student members of are eligible for this award.

All information should be mailed to:

Society of Professional Journalists
Lewis First Amendment Award
3909 North Meridian St.
Indianapolis, IN 46208

This award was created to honor Robert Lewis, SPJ President 1985-86, National FOI Chairman 1978-83 and Wells Key Recipient 1980.

For additional information, contact Heather Porter, programs coordinator, at or 317/927-8000 ext. 204.

Thursday, March 16, 2006


Job-searching reporters' luck day

I received this job listing in an email from the Institute of Humane Studies.

Reporter - McAllen Monitor, McAllen, TX.

Business Reporter - Capitol City Press, Baton Rouge, LA.

Reporter - Dow Jones & Company, Jersey City, NJ.

Reporter - Eagle Tribune Publishing Co, North Andover, MA.

Reporter - New Bern Sun Journal, New Bern, NC - This reporter will primarily
cover education, but will cover a variety of events and issues in a
three-county area. The New Bern Sun Journal is an 18,000-circulation newspaper
in eastern North Carolina, 30 minutes from the beach and in the center of the
historic Colonial capital of North Carolina. E-mail Mark McKillop at with resume, cover letter and clips.

Reporter - Connection Newspapers, McLean, VA - Connection Newspapers, a group of
17 award-winning weeklies in the suburbs of Washington, DC, seek two energetic,
prolific reporters.

Reporter - The Winchester Star, Winchester, VA.

Sports Reporter/Page Designer - The Daily Press, Victorville, CA.

Copy Editor - The Sun, Yuma, AZ.

General Assignment Reporter - The Northwest Florida Daily News, Destin, FL.

Reporter - The Walton Sun, Fort Walton, FL.

Copy Editor - Northwest Florida Daily News, Fort Walton Beach, FL.

Reporter - The Gazette, Colorado Springs, CO.

Sunday, March 12, 2006


Cool media campaign

The SPJ newsletter talked about a new campaign, Report it now.. If you click Tell your local media to Report it Now! it automatically pulls up all the local news organizations in your area. You can email a form letter, edit the form, or paste your own message. I agree with the form-letter message:

Restore the public trust in your news coverage

I am deeply concerned with the current state of the news media and with the quality of your news coverage. Information is the lifeblood of democracy. We depend on our media to provide us with what we need to know, so that we can make informed decisions about the things that affect our lives.

Over the past several years, I’ve seen you devote plenty of time to whatever is the latest celebrity scandal or sensationalized missing persons case. Coverage of these stories may be good for ratings or advertising dollars, but they have absolutely no impact on our lives, and they obscure the real issues that are crucial to our families and our communities.

The press should use its power to uncover things that are important and new and that change community thinking. You should not squander this constitutional freedom on pseudo scandals that research shows may build an audience or on one-sided reporting.

Instead, the stories you report should answer our needs as citizens, not just the interests of insiders, or the political or economic system. Your news coverage should monitor all the key centers of power in the community – including but not limited to government – and ask the questions that are key to uncovering the truth.

It’s time to restore the public trust in your news coverage through accurate and impartial reporting.


Future presidential benefits

Big perk for the future president of SPJ at UT-Austin: You get to go to this.

SPJ’s Ted Scripps Leadership Institute is coming up in June. This is a wonderful opportunity for people to learn more about us and to feel inspired in their role as chapter leaders. Start thinking now about the folks you’d like to see your chapter nominate for this (almost) all-expenses-paid trip to Indianapolis. Want to know more? Contact Heather Porter at


SPJ internships

You've probably seen this in the weekly enewsletter from national...but, just in case:

A FEW COOL GIGS. SPJ is currently accepting applications for summer internships in Indianapolis and Washington, D.C. Two students will be selected for the Pulliam-Kilgore Freedom of Information internships and another opportunity is available in Indianapolis for the Archibald Communications intern. Application deadlines are March 15. Here's more information about Summer internships at SPJ.

Friday, March 10, 2006



I've just been notified by Lisa Hurd Walker with that I made an error in a previous post about a citizen journalism scholarship.

Here's Lisa's message:

"First I wanted to thank you for posting the announcement about our student journalism contest on There is one slight correction I wanted to mention which is that the number of internships we will be offering at The Huffington Post is actually 4 in total (2 grads, 2 undergrads including scholarship winners), not 10 as posted on your 3/2/06 entry. If it’s not to much trouble to change it, we would really appreciate it. Again, thanks so much for the contest mention and I look forward to seeing lots of entries from UT-Austin."

I also sincerely hope there's lots of UT-Austin entrys!

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