Tuesday's Tidbits

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

1. MCJ Office Student Worker Opportunities

2. Profit share for The Agency this Week, April 21 and 23

3. Final Internship Information Sessions, April 22 and 23

4. Casting Call this Weekend

5. PRAM Coffee Talk, April 28

6. Internship Opportunities

7. WXXV-TV Digital Content Producer Job Opening

8. Campus Link AmeriCorps Scholarship

9. United Way Volunteer Center Coordinator Job Opening

10. New Nonprofit Studies Course

11. Student Worker Position for the USM Foundation

12. Grammy Studio Summit  



1. MCJ Office Student Worker Opportunities

 

The School of Mass Communication and Journalism will have multiple job openings in the main office beginning as early as the summer term. If you are interested in applying for one of the student worker positions, please email Mandy Nace at amanda.tilley@usm.edu for an application.  Student worker positions pay minimum wage, and students tend to work up to 20 hours a week depending on his/her class schedule. If you qualify for workstudy that’s a plus!



2. Profit share for The Agency this Week, April 21 and 23

 

Please join The Agency at Southern Miss in supporting the Oseola McCarty Youth Development Center at two profit shares this week. Qdoba Tuesday 5-10pm and Glory Bound Thursday from 11-4pm. You gotta eat, right? A beautiful woman and an outstanding cause. Pass it on!

http://www.hattiesburgamerican.com/story/news/local/2015/04/18/oseola-mccarty-legacy-lives/26013523/



3. Final Internship Information Session, April 22 and 23

 

Noon, Wednesday April 22, College Hall 203, and 12:15 p.m., Thursday, April 23, College Hall 203. If you are planning to do an internship during the summer and have not done so already, please plan to come to the FINAL internship information sessions for the spring semester: Internship paperwork for internships to be done during the summer should be submitted prior to leaving campus for the summer if possible. To get class credit for the internship you must submit your applications prior to June 5.

 

 

4. Casting Call this Weekend

 

Casting Call for Sizzler Reel (Promo) for TV Series Seeking Principals and Extras, the filming will be scheduled for May/June in the Oxford/Marks, MS area. The story line is: Based in the Delta in the 1950s, the story focuses on Jaybird, an elderly black man and his relationship and mentorship with his Boss’ 12 year old son.  Th efilm is projected to shoot over a 5-6 day period in late May early June in Oxford, with 1-2 days near Marks, MS. The casting call is scheduled for April 27, 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm & April 28, 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm at the Powerhouse, 413 S 14th St, Oxford, MS 38655.

 

The roles seeked are: [Junior] 10-12 year old, white, boy; [Sammy] 10-12 year old, black, boy; [Boss] 40-50 year old, white male; [Jaybird] 55-65 years old, black male; [Lula] 50-70 years old, black female’ [Sheriff] elderly, white male. They also need several Extras with no speaking parts but screen time if interested. Anyone interested in crew work please contact Danny Klimetz at danny@carbonbrothersstudio.com.  



5. PRAM Coffee Talk, April 28

 

Please join the Public Relations Association of Mississippi at T-Bones Cafe on Tuesday April 28th at 5:15 p.m.



6. Internship Opportunities

 

The Focus Group Summer Internship

Are you in PR and looking for an internship for the summer? Here is a wonderful opportunity working with a Southern Miss alumni. Samantha McCain with the Focus Group is looking for an intern to work with her this summer. Responsibilities entail (but are not limited to) getting hands-on research experience and writing across all media landscapes: feature writing, press release distribution, websites, brochures, direct mail, etc. Serious inquiries only. Those who are interested should contact Ms. McCain at smccain@focusgroupms.com with questions or to apply. Required documents include: a cover letter (in the body of an email), a resume and an electronic portfolio of writing samples.

 

General Office Intern

The general office intern completes tasks for all University Communications staff members and serves in the office’s reception area. Tasks are prioritized by the office manager of operations with emphasis placed on importance and deadlines. The duties and responsibilities include: Answering the phone and greet visitors, including answering general questions about the university with the assistance of the manager of operations. Research and gather information (Ex: check university rankings in various publications). File various items (Ex: file creative services job tickets, samples and invoices). Transcribe videos, including YouTube channel. Input data (Ex: type creative services project schedules). Check office mailbox and deliver biweekly payroll. Assist manager of operations with preparing and mailing requested promotional packages and other special projects as assigned. For more information call 601-266-4491.

 

Social Media Intern

The social media student worker will work directly with the social media specialist on a daily basis. Strong research, writing and communication skills are needed for this position, along with superb criticall thinking skills. The person in this position must be very familiar with multple social media platforms, such as: Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Pinterest, Google+, and Instagram. Working knowledge of a social media dashboard (such as Hootsuite or TweetDeck) is beneficial along with any professional use or background in using social media for promotion or business. The duties and responsibilities include: Pin daily, daily research on latest trends, research to compare Southern Miss with efforts of other universities. Assist social media specialist in keeping up with events including inputting events to calendar(s), occasionally assist in writing drafts of Facebook posts and tweets, make sure Social Media Directories are maintained and updated when needed. Continuously keep a list of fast facts, and quotes about Southern Miss on hand. Keep a running document and add a couple to list daily. Assist social media specialist in looking for a snapshot of the week on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc.; this snapshot is posted every Wednesday afternoon. Assist social media specialist with special projects and campaigns as needed, assist in finding weekly #FlashbackFriday photos from Southern Miss digital collections and manage the reception desk by answering phone calls and assisting visitors of the office. For more information call 601-266-4491.

 

Sales and Marketing Intern

Busby Companies in Laurel has non-class credit opportunities for those interested in sales and marketing. These internship opportunities would include sales of advertising packets to local businesses, working on a monthly newsletter, designing filler ads for billboards and working on the company’s social media and media kits. For information, contact: Beth Johnson, sales and marketing director at beth.johnson@busbycompanies.com or 601-428-4014.

 

Marketing Intern

There are marketing internships available with Eagle Dining-Aramark here on campus. These internships will focus on formulating marketing campaigns and events; managing orientation & meal plan information tables during events; distribution of Eagle Dining marketing and  promotional items and providing information to customers and answering related questions. For more information, contact Lauren Brescher, marketing manager for Eagle Dining-Aramark at brescher-lauren@aramark.com or at 601-266-5376.



7. WXXV-TV Digital Content Producer Job Opening

 

WXXV TV in beautiful Gulfport, Mississippi, has an immediate opportunity for a full time Digital Content Producer to join their growing news team to post content to the station’s website and mobile apps, while also sharing news and information on the station’s social media pages. The ideal candidate has unwavering news judgment, strong news writing and copy editing skills.Candidates must be detail-oriented and work well under pressure to meet demanding deadlines. Strong editorial skills and quick decision-making are critical. Thorough knowledge and experience publishing and promoting content on major social media platforms are also required. Must be familiar with basic HTML coding and use of a publishing system. Must also have working knowledge of Photoshop and the use of video editing software. Working knowledge of web analytics and social media metrics, and knowledge of the ENPS news system are both helpful for your candidacy. This position requires a clear understanding of journalism process and ethics. The Digital Content Producer should be able to generate and upload quality news, sports, and entertainment content including written, audio and video content, create Photoshop graphic content for the web and help enhance website traffic and user activity. The Digital Content Producer must possess excellent writing

and proofing skills and is expected to post content on both web and social media platforms that is creative, concise, of excellent quality and free of typographical errors.

Candidate should possess strong digital media acumen; knowledge of online trends and new web programs, social media platforms, online editorial content and select web-based marketing programs. Prior experience in a newspaper, online, radio or television newsroom is a plus. Digital Content Producer must possess a thorough understanding of online audience habits and audience acquisition strategies , including, but not limited to: strong journalistic skills including news judgment, research, writing and editing; building headlines, stories, galleries, multimedia posts, understanding of key web analytics and how to apply them. 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

Gulfport, MS 39505

Please specify how you learned of this opening.

NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE.



8. Campus Link AmeriCorps Scholarship

 

Campus Link AmeriCorps work to recruit individuals to go into schools and non-profits to tutor and mentor 4th - 8th grade students. They are recruiting individuals to serve in summer camps who want to become AmeriCorps members and gain experience working with youth. With the program, AmeriCorps members earn a scholarship at the completion of their service hours of about $1,200. This scholarship can be used to pay for college tuition or to pay back student loans. If you are interest contact Maribeth Loveat Maribeth.Love@usm.edu or give her a call at 601-266-5208.



9. United Way Volunteer Center Coordinator Job Opening

 

The Volunteer Center Coordinator is required to work Part-Time Non-Exempt (30 Hours per week). The Volunteer Center Coordinator supports the mission, goals, values, and philosophy of the United Way Southeast Mississippi by exhibiting the following professional behaviors: commitment to excellence, exceeding expectations, efficiency and effectiveness, and accountability. As a member of the United Way of Southeast Mississippi’s professional team, the individual’s performance includes superior demonstration of the following professional attributes: ethical leadership, effective communication, teamwork, and job knowledge. The Volunteer Center Coordinator will successfully direct its activities for the purpose of increasing volunteer engagements in the community and building nonprofit capacity for more effective volunteering. The primary duties and responsibilites include: Increase the number of volunteer opportunities available on the online volunteer matching website. Build relationships with local nonprofit organizations for the purpose of increasing their capacity to effectively engage volunteers: Visit and train local nonprofits on the use of the online matching system, ensuring that each nonprofit post at least one volunteer opportunity.

Assist and support nonprofit staff with volunteer management issues through: managing group volunteer projects and offering training opportunities in volunteer management.

Market volunteer opportunities to the community through e-newsletters, social media, print/live media outlets, speeches, booths and fairs. Plan and manage local volunteer group events such as 9/11 Day of Service, MLK Day of Service and Remembrance and other community events. Recruit and train volunteer leaders to lead and manage volunteers for group events. Produce and send monthly and quarterly grant reports to MCVS: Monthly financial reimbursement reports – due by the 15th of each month. Quarterly volunteer center activities report: number of nonprofits using online recruitment & management system, number of engaged volunteers, number of service hours, etc. Create an ongoing process and/or scheduled event(s) for the purpose of recognizing volunteers for outstanding service. Create and manage a sustainability plan for the volunteer center. Manage daily business operations of the volunteer center

 

To qualify for this job you must be able to perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills and/or abilities required. The education requirements include: Degree in Communications, Public Relations or Social Work and previous experience working with a Volunteer Center and/or managing a volunteer program is a plus.

 

Other skills include: Passion for community service and volunteering, knowledge of nonprofit organizations, community needs and volunteering, proven Business/Organizational skills, Public Relations/Relationship Building skills, Excellent verbal and written communication skills, Excellent computer skills and ability to learn new software, Management and leadership capabilities, Ability to successfully work with diverse populations and General knowledge in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Publisher, Outlook).

 

If you are interested, send Resume and Cover letter to tracie@unitedwaysems.org or

Tracie Fowler

United Way of Southeast Mississippi

P.O. Box 1648

Hattiesburg, MS 39403

 

 

10. New Nonprofit Studies Course

 

There is a brand new nonprofit studies course that is being taught online this summer.

NPS 407/507: Nonprofit Boards and Volunteers, Course code: 2357, Course delivery mode: Online, Dates: 5/25/2015 - 07/31/2015, Instructor: Stephen Haller.

 

The course is a combined undergraduate/graduate course.  It can be taken by undergraduates as an elective.  This course meets a requirement for students enrolled in the Graduate Certificate in Nonprofit Studies.  It is also appropriate as a stand-alone course for non-degree-seeking individuals with a baccalaureate degree who are already working in the nonprofit sector, or who would like to transition into the nonprofit sector, and would benefit by additional knowledge of the nonprofit sector and training in nonprofit management. For more information, see the web page at http://www.usm.edu/anthropology-sociology/nonprofit-studies-program or contact Dr. Ann Marie Kinnell, Director of Nonprofit Studies, ann.kinnell@usm.edu

 

11. Student Worker Position for the USM Foundation

 

There is an opening at the USM Foundation for a student worker that would work directly with me.  I would prefer someone who lives close to Hattiesburg and who would be going into their freshman or sophomore year, but neither of these are requirements.  This would be a great job for someone who is interested in fundraising or event planning! The job would entail the student to work a maximum of 20 hours per week and the pay would be $7.25/hr.  The position would be open starting June 1, but if the right candidate will not be on campus for the summer, an August start date can be arranged. We are located in the Trent Lott Center, 3rd floor.  The duties would include: running errands, stuffing envelopes, filing, assist with event set-up, and other duties as assigned.

 

If you are interested contact Torie Fowler directly at 601.266.6292.  She is looking to interview and hire someone before the end of the semester.

 

 

12. Grammy Studio Summit

 

The Recording Academy® Memphis Chapter and the Producers & Engineers Wing® are pleased to present the first GRAMMY® Studio Summit at Esplanade Studios in New Orleans on Wednesday, April 29, 2015. The summit will feature a Keynote Conversation with 8-time GRAMMY-winning engineer/producer Elliot Scheiner, panel discussions on the Resurgence of Vinyl and Recording Roots Music Today, product demonstrations from a variety of gear manufacturers and a closing reception sponsored by ELS Studio Premium Audio.

 

For more information, visit http://grmypro.co/NOStudioSummit. Please RSVP here:http://bit.ly/1OHFrRi