Tuesday's Tidbits

June 3, 2014

1. Mississippi Public Broadcasting Production Assistant

2. Mississippi Public Broadcasting Managing Editor

3. Mass Communication and Journalism Scholarships: Deadline July 1




1. Mississippi Public Broadcasting Production Assistant

Mississippi Public Broadcasting is looking for a production assistant to work on national video archival project. This is a short term contractual position, not to exceed 6 weeks. Duties include locating master tapes in storage from a list of preselected programs.  Apply new labels with accompanying barcodes to tapes and tape cases. Scan and track located tapes in spreadsheet/database.  Assess condition and playability of the tapes, consulting with employees responsible for broadcast quality control. Determine if the master tapes need to be dubbed, consulting with the tape vault manager. Perform dubs of necessary master tapes. Prepare tapes for shipping.  Email resumes to careers@mpbonline.org  by June 6, 2014.


2. Mississippi Public Broadcasting Managing Editor

If you’re ready to be a part of a growing, award winning news team, Mississippi Public Broadcasting wants to hear from you. They’re adding the position of Managing Editor to their news department to help guide and build upon their success as a recognized news source.

 Their ideal candidate will play an important role in ensuring the excellence and editorial integrity of MPB News. The Managing Editor will work under the supervision of the News Director to help manage the day to day coverage of news.  She/he will help develop story ideas, track issues and events as well as write and edit.  On a regular basis, this person will produce NPR-style news stories/features on issues of local and regional interest and may be called upon to anchor and host programs.

Candidates should be comfortable and competent with digital media.  The ideal candidate should have strong news judgment and be an enterprising journalist. Work experience must have included supervising and coordinating a variety of functions.  This position is classified as State Service, Exempt. Submit resume to careers@mpbonline.org by June 20, 2014. For further information, contact: Mississippi Authority for Educational Television 3825 Ridgewood Road, Jackson, MS, 39211


3. Mass Communication and Journalism Scholarships: Deadline July 1

The School of Mass Communication and Journalism is currently accepting applications for the following foundation scholarships:

Lawrence C. Albers Film Scholarship (PDF)

Andrew C. Austin Memorial Scholarship (PDF)

W.C. Shoemaker Journalism Scholarship (PDF)

Application deadline: July 1, 2014

Scholarship application and supporting documents should be turned into the School of Mass Communication and Journalism main office in College Hall 106 by the aforementioned deadline, or the items can be mailed to:

School of Mass Communication and Journalism

℅ Mandy Nace

118 College Drive #5121

Hattiesburg, MS 39406