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

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