Tuesday's Tidbits

Job/Internship Opportunities: August 21, 2015

1. News and Media Relations Intern
2. Public Relations Intern
3. Web Services Student Assistant
4. Prep Sports Reporter
5. Staff Writer
6. Assistant Newscast Director
7. Part-time Assistant Newscast Director
8. Part-time Production Assistant
9. Enactus Videographer or Graphic Designer
10. Enactus Public Relations
11. Beachbody Blog Opportunity

 

1. News and Media Relations Intern

The office of University Communications is looking for a news and media relations intern. Responsibilities include: writing news articles and press releases, conducting in-person, phone, and email interviews, assisting the distribution administrator with hometown newspaper submissions, photographing locations, events, and people as requested, assisting special projects coordinator with tours of campus as needed, and complete on-campus errands. For more information, contact Cassie Oubre at Cassandra.oubre@usm.edu.

 

2. Public Relations Intern

Career Services is looking for a public relations intern to promote their services. Some of the responsibilities include: Conducting presentations to student groups and classrooms, organizing and operating information tables across campus, promoting special events and workshops, distributing marketing materials across campus, representing Career Services during campus special events, researching marketing initiatives, and researching and writing for social media. Interested students must have a GPA of 2.75 or higher, be classified as a sophomore or higher, be studying in a public relations field, and have the ability to meet a minimum of 10 hours per week. For more information, contact Tonya McGee, at 601.266.5545 or Tonya.mcgee@usm.edu.

 

3. Web Services Student Assistant

The Office of University Communications is seeking a student worker with experience as a writer and editor. Experience with web and/or social media content is preferred. The student assistant will help with creating and compiling content for the University’s website, edit existing content, and conduct research and other day-to-day or ongoing assignments.

Assistant will work up to 20 hours a week, and earn $8 per hour, offering flexible hours around the student’s class schedule. Resume and writing samples (or other examples of work) required. Contact Geoff LoCicero, director of web services, 601.266.4982 or geoff.locicero@usm.edu.

 

4. Prep Sports Reporter

The Hattiesburg American, a Gannett Co. Inc. company, is seeking a Prep Sports Reporter to take high school sports coverage beyond gamers, engaging readers with multi-media stories across platforms about area high school sports. The Prep Sports Reporter will be expected to provide a mix of alternative storytelling, daily coverage, features and top-notch watchdog journalism. This reporter will cover high school sports at about 20 Pine Belt high schools, mainly football, basketball and baseball, but other sports as merited. The Prep Sports Reporter also will assist with University of Southern Mississippi, William Carey University and junior college coverage. The Prep Sports Reporter will need to be self-directed, comfortable using metrics and able to create an audience and develop a brand as the go-to high school sports expert in Hattiesburg.  This reporter should be comfortable on social media and attending live events. Interested students can apply at http://bit.ly/1hvJfK3.

 

5. Staff Writer

The Wayne County News, located 50 miles south of Meridian, 30 miles east of Laurel and 85 miles northwest of Mobile, Ala., is looking for a staff writer. The successful candidate must be able to cover all types of events — from board meetings to sporting events — and be able to handle a still and video camera. A working knowledge of websites, video editing and social media is helpful but not required. Recent college graduates are encouraged to apply. The salary is negotiable, but we also offer free health insurance for qualified full-time employees. Wayne County is starting to grow, and our paper is growing with it. Interested candidates should send a resume, cover letter, samples of their writing and salary history to Paul Keane, Publisher, at publisher@thewaynecountynews.com. No phone calls please.    

 

6. Assistant Newscast Director

WXXV FOX 25/NBC 25, Gulfport/Biloxi, Mississippi market is looking to fill the position of full time Assistant Newscast Director. Duties include but are not limited to: Direct the production of newscasts, promotional spots and any special programs as assigned by

the Operations Manager, create graphics and animations for all newscasts, keep current on all software upgrades and any new software, edit teases and opens for newscasts, as well as commercial production when needed, keep and maintain an effective disk storage and retrieval system, assist in training of new employees, submit daily written reports of any quality control problems, assist with any other duties or projects as assigned by the Operations Manager or Newscast Director, and perform other duties as assigned by Operations Manager or Newscast Director. One year of TV production required, must be able to work irregular hours, weekends and holidays.A good driving record is a must. We utilize DMV & criminal background checks as a condition of employment. Please email a resume and references to:hr@wxxv25.com. Mail resumes to: WXXV TV, Attn: Human Resources, P O Box 2500, Gulfport, MS 39503. Fax 228-314-9223.

 

7. Part-Time Assistant Newscast Director

WXXV FOX 25/NBC 25, Gulfport/Biloxi, Mississippi market is looking to fill the position of part-time Assistant Newscast Director. Duties include but are not limited to:Direct the production of newscasts, promotional spots and any special programs as assigned by

the Operations Manager, create graphics and animations for all newscasts, keep current on all software upgrades and any new software, edit teases and opens for newscasts, as well as commercial production when needed, keep and maintain an effective disk storage and retrieval system, assist in training of new employees, submit daily written reports of any quality control problems, assist with any other duties or projects as assigned by the Operations Manager or Newscast, perform other duties as assigned by Operations Manager or Newscast Director. One year of TV production required.Must be able to work irregular hours, weekends and holidays.A good driving record is a must. We utilize DMV & criminal background checks as a condition of employment. Please email a resume and references to:hr@wxxv25.com. Mail resumes to: WXXV TV, Attn: Human Resources, P O Box 2500, Gulfport, MS 39503. Fax 228-314-9223.

 

8. Part-time Production Assistant

WXXV-TV, a Morris Multimedia station, has an immediate opening for the position of part-time news production assistant. The news production assistant will edit video for our newscast, is expected to master all aspects of broadcast production, and maintain a high level of awareness of news and current events. The successful candidate will demonstrate the ability to follow and execute detailed instructions, the ability to work well under the stress of a live broadcast, while maintaining a good work ethic, energetic demeanor, and the determination to learn flexibility. The successful candidate will be able to work holidays and changing schedules. Duties include: Creating graphics for broadcast, operating teleprompter, studio gear, and news control room tasks, to include audio and video playback, during live broadcasts; supporting all aspects of broadcast newsgathering and production. Television experience or work toward a related degree is preferred. We utilize DMV & criminal background checks as a condition of employment. If you are interested in applying for this position please email your resume to hr@wxxv25.com, fax to 228-314-9223 or mail to: Human Resources, WXXV-TV P.O. Box 2500 GPT. MS 39505

Please specify how you learned of this opening. No phone calls please.

 

9. Enactus Videographer or Graphic Designer

Duties include  taking pictures and filming events, creating a 15-20 minute presentation for the Regional and National Competition, and attending important meetings to get updates about projects.  For more information, contact Ashley Smith at 662.326.0283 or ashley.g.smith@eagles.usm.edu or Terrence Horton at 601.572.9118 or terrence.horton@eagles.usm.edu.

 

10. Enactus Public Relations

Duties include creating flyer designs, managing social media accounts, actively planning for all PR events, and attending important meetings to get updates about projects. For more information, contact Ashley Smith at 662.326.0283 or ashley.g.smith@eagles.usm.edu or Terrence Horton at 601.572.9118 or terrence.horton@eagles.usm.edu.

 

11. Beachbody Blog Opportunity

Beachbody is looking for student writers with an interest in fitness and health to contribute content to the Beachbody Blog: http://www.beachbody.com/beachbodyblog/. The work would be unpaid, but they would get the opportunity to get their writing in front of our readers with a link to their own personal blogs. Most of the articles we are looking for should be between 400-700 words. We prefer to quote primary sources (studies, research papers, etc.) instead of secondary sources (NYT, Men's Health, etc.). Links should be embedded into the text. It is also okay to write (LINK: http://www.examplelinkhere.com) in the copy. All content will be reviewed by the Editorial Team before it is published. If you would like us to link to your blog, Instagram, or other Social Media channel, please provide a link. When submitting content, please also submit a short bio (see the bios on the Beachbody Blog author pages as examples) and a photo we can use as a headshot. These will accompany your article. For more information, email Emily Coleman at ecoleman@beachbody.com.