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April 6, 2021

Intern | Fall 2021

Red Window Communications

Part time, Student, Recent graduate, Oxford MS

Our interns get real-world experience in a small agency setting with exposure to a variety of clients and industries.

At Red Window Communications, we help good businesses grow and nonprofits advance their missions. We’re a collaborative, multidisciplinary team of communications professionals who serve our client-partners by delivering authentic stories and on-point messages to the audiences that matter most. Learn about our story and our values.

Red Window hosts interns during each academic semester. Students will get real-world experience in a small agency setting with exposure to a variety of clients and industries. Most internships are completed for course credit.

Apply for one of two tracks:

  • Brand Journalism Internship 
    Hone your writing and interviewing skills as you work with our team and clients to create compelling content for use across multiple media.
  • Creative Internship
    Apply and develop skills in graphic design, web design, photography and video as you express our client-partners’ brands and tell their stories.


  • Excellent command of the English language
  • Excellent ability to listen well and perceive information from different perspectives
  • Ability to solve problems, and to work and learn independently
  • Strong work ethic and ability to focus
  • Careful attention to detail
  • Proficiency in Associated Press style

For more information or to apply, visit:


Media/Public Relations Intern

Pearson - Jackson, MS - Remote

Media/Public Relations Intern - The GED test has opened doors to better jobs and college programs for more than 20 million graduates since 1942. The GED test is accepted by virtually all U.S. colleges and employers.

As the creator of the official GED test, GED Testing Service has a responsibility to ensure that the program continues to be a reliable and valuable pathway to a better life for the millions of adults without a high school diploma. GED Testing Service is a joint venture between the American Council on Education and Pearson. For more information, go to

GED Testing Service is seeking a digital media savvy intern to maintain and expand our PR/Communications and communications with key stakeholders. Our new team member will help craft and implement our communications plans and digital marketing campaigns. You can expect to help draft press releases, media statements, newsletters, social media content, as well as work on tracking and measuring social and traditional media coverage of the GED brand.

We are seeking someone who is a strong writer, detail-oriented, and knowledgeable about media trends. You should be a self-starter, creative thinker, collaborative contributor, and have a positive attitude. The person in this role will work very closely with the Communications/PR and Marketing teams, interact with the organization's executive leaders, and report to the communications director.

Pearson is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer and a member of E-Verify. All qualified applicants, including minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Qualifications + Currently a junior or senior in college, in pursuit of a bachelor's degree in Communications, Public Relations, Marketing or related field + Strong writing and verbal communication skills and well versed in grammar.

Must be able to

  • Write in both professional and conversational/personable tones. 
  • Understand and be comfortable using the large social media platforms - Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube 
  • Interested and familiar with education, public relations/communications, and social media 
  • Team player who works well with others and isn't afraid to ask questions 
  • Detail-oriented, cares about how our communications will impact thousands of people
  • Develop new content, including blog posts, emails, newsletter ideas 
  • Support communications director with daily operations including drafting press releases and statements, media outreach, pitching journalists, and creating educator-facing content
  • Work closely with State Relationship Managers and other teams to create one-pagers and fact sheets to support state level and national work 
  • Build and update media lists and databases; monitor daily news and mentions; create internal newsletters through media monitoring software
  • Plan, schedule, and upload content on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn 
  • Assist marketing team with monitoring all social media channels to engage with users through Hootsuite 
  • Assist with tracking analytics and developing reports related to media mentions, newsletter readership, and website traffic

For more information or to apply, visit:,MS?jid=bd51116aa92ad8f3&utm_campaign=google_jobs_apply&utm_source=google_jobs_apply&utm_medium=organic


Social Media Marketing Intern

Healthcare for Black Health – Mississippi - Remote

H4BH is a start-up enterprise dedicated to ending Black health disparities in the United States.

We believe that every person in America should have an equal opportunity to enjoy health and wellness.

Our team is almost entirely virtual, our culture is one of openness, honesty, mutual accountability and transparency, our hours are flexible and all of us have external responsibilities and demands on our time which we do our best to balance. We are a small, close-knit and diverse team united by our passion, our commitment and our willingness to dive in and contribute in whatever way represents the highest and best use of our individual talents and abilities.

Social Media Intern Job Responsibilities:

  • Manages our (new) social media accounts and posts content.
  • Brainstorms campaign ideas.
  • Monitor various social media platforms such as Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.
  • Analyzes analytics to gauge the success of campaigns.
    Understands the overall concept of H4BH, including the brand, mission, initiatives, stakeholders, and all other aspects of service.
  • Engages with everyone within H4BH and many of our external advisors and stakeholders.
  • Share suggestions for improving individual, customer and stakeholder experience on social platforms and internal processes
  • Learns and becomes proficient on internal software systems.
  • Assists in creating performance reports.
  • Anything else that it makes sense to help with!

Because our team is still in its earliest stage of growth our interns have constant interaction with our senior leadership and frequent access to our stakeholders, all of whom have reached the pinnacle of accomplishment in their respective professions.

Social Media Intern Qualifications / Skills

Only those below marked * are required. Anything else is a 'nice to have'. Rather than looking for skillsets, we look for applicants who are fascinated by our field of endeavor, have a thirst for knowledge and are able to learn independently, acquire knowledge quickly, and develop the skills, insights and abilities to bring value to our work. Individual and collaborative problem solving skills are a must.

  • Social media marketing
  • Online engagement
  • Quantitative analysis
  • Attention to detail *
  • Written and oral communications and comprehension *
  • Organization *
  • Professionalism *
  • Relentless focus on making an impact that matters *
  • Creative thinking and problem solving *
  • Comfort using a wide variety of software applications *

To apply for this position please simply provide us your social media accounts. We are not interested in what you share so much as how. We are not interested in academic qualification or career experience so much as talent and ability.

H4BH - Healthcare for Black Health - is an equal opportunity employer.

H4BH recruits, employs, trains, compensates and promotes regardless of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, veteran status, and other protected status as required by applicable law.

At H4BH, we have a clear vision: to be the place where a diverse mix of talented people want to come, to stay and do their best work. We pride ourselves on researching and developing the most innovative and effective solutions to major health disparities, for the most underserved communities in the US and we know H4BH runs on the hard work and dedication of our passionate and creative team.

H4BH's dedication to promoting diversity, multiculturalism, and inclusion is clearly reflected in all of our work and across all of our initiatives. Diversity is more than a commitment at H4BH—it is the foundation of what we do. We are fully focused on equality and believe deeply in diversity of race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, ethnicity, national origin and all the other fascinating characteristics that make us different.

We are growing very fast, have much to do and look forward to hearing from you!

Job Types: Full-time, Part-time, Internship

Pay: $10.00 - $30.00 per hour


  • Flexible schedule
  • Professional development assistance


  • Holidays
  • Monday to Friday
  • Overtime
  • Weekends

Supplemental Pay:

  • Bonus pay

COVID-19 considerations:
We (almost) all work remotely and are mindful of the importance all of us must place, as individuals, on safe behavior with respect to COVID-19. No one will ever be required to do anything that puts their personal health and safety at risk.

Work Location:

  • Fully Remote

Hours per week:

  • 20-29
  • 30-39

This Job Is:

  • A job for which military experienced candidates are encouraged to apply
  • Open to applicants under 18 years old, provided it is legally allowed for the job and location
  • Open to applicants who do not have a high school diploma/GED
  • A “Fair Chance” job (you or the employer follow Fair Chance hiring practices when performing background checks)
  • A good fit for applicants with gaps in their resume, or who have been out of the workforce for the past 6 months or more
  • A good job for someone just entering the workforce or returning to the workforce with limited experience and education
  • Open to applicants who do not have a college diploma
  • A job for which people with disabilities are encouraged to apply

Company's website:


COVID-19 Precaution(s):

  • Remote interview process
  • Virtual meetings

For more information or to apply, visit:


Marketing and Communications Intern

Hopelab - Remote

At Hopelab, we’re united by our passion for improving the health and happiness of teens and young adults. We’re tackling big challenges from reducing loneliness in college students to boosting the resilience in LGBTQIA+ young people to curbing the vaping epidemic. We achieve these outcomes by creating tech solutions based on rigorous science, co-created with young people, and scaled through partnerships.

Hopelab is seeking a Marketing and Communications Intern to work approximately 30 hours per week during the spring of 2021 (April 1 - June 30). We can be flexible on timing, given school schedules and other commitments. The intern will work closely with Hopelab’s Senior Manager of Marketing and Communications, as well as the larger Marketing and Communications team.

Projects you might take on:

  • Contribute to Hopelab’s social media channels (Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitter)
  • Weigh in on department initiatives (including swag, events, design templates)
  • Track marketing performance using tools such as Google Analytics and Sprout
  • Work with project teams to create content for Hopelab’s website
  • Write, design, and track performance of newsletters using Mailchimp
  • Assist individual team members with other administrative duties as necessary
  • Other activities as assigned

Who we're looking for:

  • Marketing, communications, journalism, media studies, or business majors preferred
  • Detail-oriented
  • Cooperative working style
  • Strong writing / editing skills
  • Proficiency in Google Suite, Social Media platforms (Mailchimp experience is a plus)
  • Flexible and responsive; able to perform in a dynamic work environment
  • Understands the importance of meeting a deadline
  • Inspired by the Hopelab mission!

Additional information:

  • Hours are negotiable, but we’re looking for someone to work at least 24 hours a week
  • This is a paid opportunity
  • This is a remote opportunity
  • In lieu of a cover letter please submit the following: (1) Create a 140 character tweet that answers the following question: What message of resilience can you carry out within your everyday life that you believe can make a positive impact within Gen-Z? (2) Submit a 15-30 second Instagram Reel or TikTok depicting youth mental health. (If you don't have the capacity to create an Instagram reel or a TikTok, please submit a 30-45 second video explaining how you would create this piece of content.)

For more information or to apply, visit:


Marketing and Communication Intern


Department: Communication

Location: Hattiesburg Visitors Center


The role of the Marketing and Communication Intern is to assist the VisitHATTIESBURG team with events, the organization’s online presence, and office support. Additionally, the intern will work closely with organizational partners to communicate Hattiesburg’s story in a concise and informed manner.


Minimum of 12 hours per week, preferred 15 hours per week

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Work closely with Director of Communications and Director of Programs & Promotions.
  • Generate blogs through brainstorming and a working list of predetermined topics.
  • Continually assist with proofreading/editing.
  • Social media assistance for VisitHATTIESBURG, Mississippi Miss Hospitality, and Downtown Hattiesburg platforms, including Facebook, Instagram, Instagram Stories, and Twitter. May include designing graphics as needed.
  • Taking photos at area businesses, restaurants, and attractions as needed.
  • Assistance with partner organizations, such as Longleaf Trace, Downtown Hattiesburg Association, Pinebelt Blueways, etc.
  • Assist with marketing initiatives, events, brochure routes, visitor services, etc.
  • Maintain a running list of projects and provide updates to supervisor frequently.
  • Think creatively to produce new ideas and concepts.
  • Perform other duties, functions, and special projects as assigned by supervisor.

Education, Experience, and Other Requirements:


  • Enrolled in a college or university, majoring in communication, public relations, tourism, or a related field.

Essential Job Qualifications:

  • Must retain a valid Driver’s License and meet the eligibility requirements to drive while conducting company business.
  • Must have personal transportation for required travel as well as getting to/from office.

Knowledge and Skills:

  • Work experience in social media or related field.
  • Excellent writing, editing, presentation and communication skills
  • Positive attitude with good multitasking and organization skills.
  • Familiarization with a newsletter software such as Emma or Mailchimp.
  • Graphic design and/or website software knowledge is a plus.

Resumes may be submitted to for review. Samples of work or a portfolio is also preferred.

*Internships with VisitHATTIESBURG are unpaid but can be completed in exchange for course hours if proper documentation is provided at the beginning of the semester.

Click here for more information or to apply

Additional On-Campus COVID-19 Vaccination Appointments

  • First-dose COVID-19 vaccination appointments in Hattiesburg and on the Gulf Coast are open to all USM students, faculty and staff over the age of 18, in line with current eligibility statewide.
  • Appointments are still required and are available on the following dates:
    • Hattiesburg - March 30 through April 1
    • Coast - April 9 and April 12
  • Students, faculty and staff are encouraged to schedule appointments as soon as possible and should check their USM email for additional details.
  • For individuals who are unable to secure an on-campus appointment, MSDH continues to administer vaccines at locations throughout the state. For more information about vaccine eligibility and distribution statewide, visit the MSDH website.

 For more information, visit:


Expanded Eligibility for On-Campus COVID-19 Vaccination Appointments

  • Due to additional availability of on-campus COVID-19 vaccination appointments in Hattiesburg and on the Gulf Coast the week of March 15, eligibility has been expanded to include all faculty and staff who meet the Mississippi Department of Health’s current eligibility criteria. Appointments are still required.
  • Eligible faculty and staff are encouraged to schedule appointments as soon as possible and should check their USM email for additional details.

Special Allocation of COVID-19 Vaccinations for USM Faculty and Staff Over the Age of 50

  • The Mississippi Department of Health (MSDH) has provided a special allocation of COVID-19 vaccinations to USM.
  • On-campus vaccinations will be available by appointment only to USM faculty and staff over the age of 50 the week of March 15. Employees should check their USM email account for details regarding eligibility and scheduling in Hattiesburg and on the Coast.
  • If USM’s allocation of vaccinations is not fully utilized by this population, or if USM receives another special allocation, additional individuals who may meet expanded eligibility criteria will be notified.
  • For individuals who are unable to secure an on-campus appointment, MSDH continues to administer vaccines at locations throughout the state. For more information about vaccine eligibility and distribution statewide, visit the MSDH website.

For more information, visit:


Planning for a Full Return for Fall 2021

Reminder: Student COVID Relief Aid Priority Deadline

  • March 15 is the priority deadline for eligible students who wish to apply for COVID Relief Funds allocated by the United States Department of Education.
  • Information about eligibility and how to apply is available on the Office of Financial Aid's COVID Relief Aid web page.

For more information, visit:


Preparing for the Spring 2021 Semester

For more information, visit:


Spring 2021 Flight Path

  • The University of Southern Mississippi has announced updated plans for the Spring 2021 semester, including expanded opportunities for in-person and synchronous course components and student activities, which will be implemented in accordance with COVID-19 health and safety protocols. Additional details have been distributed to students via email.
    • Spring classes are set to begin January 20. The full Spring 2021 academic calendar is available on the Office of the Registrar’s website.
    • Students may review their class schedules in SOAR and contact their advisor if they are considering changes. General advising questions may be submitted through the Ask an Advisor form.
    • Student organizations may contact the Office of Leadership and Student Involvement for more information about options to host on-campus events in line with established protocols.
    • Students may contact Housing and Residence Life for information about on-campus housing availability.
    • Student Health Services at Moffitt Health Center will continue to offer multiple COVID-19 testing methods in the spring.
    • On-campus dining locations will continue to be open in the spring, with current hours listed on the Eagle Dining website.

Additional updates regarding spring plans will continue to be posted online at


Commencement Updates:

Previously tentatively scheduled commencement ceremonies for 2020 graduates have been moved from December 2020 to May 2021, to be held in conjunction with ceremonies for 2021 graduates.

  • Monday, May 3, 7 p.m. – Undergraduates in the College of Nursing and Health Professions
  • Tuesday, May 4, 7 p.m. – Undergraduates in the College of Education and Human Sciences
  • Wednesday, May 5, 7 p.m. – All Graduate Students
  • Thursday, May 6, 7 p.m. – Undergraduates in the College of Business and Economic Development
  • Friday, May 7, 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. – Undergraduates in the College of Arts and Sciences
  • Saturday, May 8, 3 p.m. – All Coast-based Undergraduate and Graduate Students

All graduates from the Spring, Summer, and Fall 2020 terms will have the opportunity to participate in commencement ceremonies in May.


Spring 2021 Calendar and Commencement Updates

The University of Southern Mississippi has released a condensed academic calendar for Spring 2021, which includes changes to holiday schedules and Commencement ceremonies, in an effort to limit travel and prevent the spread of COVID-19 in accordance with health and safety protocols.

  • Spring classes will still begin on Wednesday, January 20, and regular instruction will conclude Thursday, April 22, with exams to follow.
  • Traditional Mardi Gras and Spring Break student holidays have been replaced with two new student holidays on Friday, February 19, and Friday, March 19.
  • A University-wide holiday will be observed on Friday, April 2.
  • Commencement ceremonies that were tentatively scheduled for December have been moved to May of 2021. Additional details have been distributed via email.
  • The full Spring 2021 academic calendar is posted on the Office of the Registrar’s website.
  • University of Southern Mississippi faculty have launched a free, online public course that assists in understanding COVID-19 and related pandemic topics. Each module is presented in a video format by a USM faculty member whose expertise and academic focus is on the given topic.

“Understanding the Pandemic: A COVID-19 Public Service Short Course” contains six modules: the history of pandemics; social and economic impact of pandemics; coronavirus and epidemiology; spread, prevention, and treatment; vaccines; and personal health and wellness in a pandemic.

Visit to access the course.


Do you think you should get tested for COVID-19?

Moffitt Health Center is Offering Several Ways to Test for COVID-19

PCR Swab Test: This test is FDA approved and performed with a swab of your nasal passages to determine if you currently have an active COVID-19 infection. Most results are available in 1-3 days. You will be billed an office visit (either through your insurance or self-pay). The cost of your test will be billed to your insurance if you have coverage.

Rapid Swab Test: This test is a new FDA approved molecular immunoassay technology and performed with a swab of your nasal passages to determine if you currently have an active COVID-19 infection. Results are available same day. You will be billed an office visit (either through your insurance or self-pay) if you see a provider. The cost of your test will be billed to your insurance if you have coverage. Those coming in for Rapid Surveillance Testing will not be charged an office visit.

Antibody Blood Test: This FDA approved test determines if you have antibodies to COVID-19 (SARS-CoV-2 IgG). This test can show previous infection or exposure to the disease. Most results are available in 1-2 days. You will be billed an office visit (either through your insurance or self-pay). The cost of your test will be billed to your insurance if you have coverage.

Click here or more information


USM Launches Contact Tracing App

 “The University of Southern Mississippi (USM) launched a university-wide mobile app this week as an addition to its continued efforts to mitigate the spread of COVID-19.

All USM students, faculty, and staff are encouraged to download the free app in either the Apple or Google Play stores by searching “Everbridge.” The app has multiple features, including a daily symptom checklist, direct links to the Student Health Services at Moffitt Health Center for scheduling a COVID-19 test, and contact tracing. University leaders stress that the information within the app is confidential and secure, and its success is contingent on usage.”

 Current USM faculty, staff and students should follow these steps to download and access the app:

  • Search and download “Everbridge” in your phone’s app store (Click here for iPhone and here for Android).
  • Identify USM as your “community” within the app.
  • Enter your USM ID (ex: and password to sign-in.
  • Opt-in to services in which you wish to participate. 

Click here to read article 

As you begin classes on campus, remember not to let your guard down.

“We must each take personal responsibility to follow our Community Standards.” Click the link to watch the “Do your Part” video to be reminded of USM’s community standards.



The following are guiding principles for illnesses and screening for campus:

  • Students and employees should stay home if sick or if a household member is diagnosed with COVID- 19.
  • All students and employees must be prepared to isolate or quarantine when necessary.
    Everyone must be prepared to participate in any case investigation and contact tracing with state, local, or university health officials.
  • All students and employees must self-monitor health for symptoms of COVID-19 using the self- assessment protocol in this document.
  • All students and employees should immediately notify close contacts when sick with COVID-19 and to be prepared for future contact tracing.
  • Note: Close contacts are defined as people you have been within 6 feet of for at least 15 minutes within the 48 hours before symptom onset until they meet criteria for discontinuing home isolation.
    Employees will be expected to consult with Human Resources regarding COVID-19 related sick leave/time off.

Click here for more information


Community Responsibility Acknowledgement

Prior to returning to campus, all campus community members must acknowledge:

  • The serious nature of COVID-19
  • The importance of each individual’s knowledge of the risks presented by the virus
  • The need to monitor their own health
  • The need to notify appropriate personnel if they are symptomatic and/or exposed and be tested if necessary

Everyone has a personal responsibility to practice social distancing, frequent handwashing, cough/sneeze etiquette, proper tissue usage and disposal, avoidance of touching their face, and respecting others.

 Personal Safety Practices:

  • Physical Distancing
  • Face Coverings
  • Hand Hygiene
  • Coughing/Sneezing Hygiene
  • Personal Disinfection
  • Daily Self-Screen

Click here for more information 


Do you still need to get your textbooks?

The University Libraries are offering curbside pickup.

In an effort to continue to provide services safely for the campus and local communities, University Libraries is offering curbside pickup at Cook Library in Hattiesburg and the Gulf Coast Library in Long Beach. Faculty, staff, and students are able to request materials online and pick them up without leaving their car.

Patrons will request their materials by logging into Seymour Info, selecting their item, and after clicking request, will choose the pickup location and date. An email notification will be sent when materials are ready for pickup. Upon arrival, patrons will call to have their items delivered to their car.

  • Cook Library: 601.266.4250
  • Gulf Coast Library: 228.214.3450

Pickup locations have been identified at each campus. Look for the curbside pickup sign on the west side of Cook Library, on Golden Eagle Avenue, and the parking lot on the south side of the Gulf Coast Library. Your USM identification card is required for pickup.

Materials may be returned by using the outside book drops at each library.

Daily Self-Screening

USM requires all faculty, staff and students to self-screen each day for symptoms of COVID-19 before coming onto any University property or going to class.

Daily self-screening questions include:

  • Have you been in close contact with a confirmed case of COVID-19 in the past 14 days?
  • Are you experiencing a cough, shortness of breath, or sore throat?
  • Have you had a fever or felt feverish in the past 48 hours?
  • Have you had a new loss of taste or smell?
  • Have you had vomiting or diarrhea in the last 24 hours?

You must be free of any symptoms before coming on campus for work or school.

If an individual has any of these symptoms and they are not due to a preexisting underlying chronic health condition, do not come to campus. Students should notify their instructors and the Dean of Students Office.

Individuals with concerning symptoms or who have a potential close contact COVID-19 exposure, are encouraged to contact Moffitt Health Center or their primary care provider to discuss their symptoms and schedule an appointment for testing.

While an individual is waiting for test results, one must remain at home or in a residence hall room in self- isolation.

 Temperature Monitoring Kiosks

Temperature monitoring kiosks will be located throughout campus. The kiosks are touchless and portable, which will allow them to be stationed or transportable. The campus community is encouraged to check their temperatures daily in order to prevent the spread of COVID-19.



Click here for more information


The Public Relations Association of Mississippi (PRAM) Pine Belt Chapter would like to invite PR students to sign up for our new PenPal program.

 As you continue to navigate college and your studies, in not-so normal conditions, Pine Belt PRAM wants to remind you that you still have friends among our professional membership, who would like to offer you support, encouraging words, and a listening ear, whether is regarding the field of public relations, internships, etc., as you navigate the new normal.

 Like your own personal mentor, we will stay socially connected for the rest of the semester – from afar – through communication channels such as handwritten letters, emails, video chats, or social media.

 If you are interested in having a PenPal, please sign up at For more information, please contact Melissa David, Scholarship Chair, at


Red Window Communications Positions:


Full time, Entry level, Oxford MS

Associates lead day-to-day services for our clients. They understand our clients’ messaging and audiences, and communicate for them across social media, news releases and more.


Content Specialist

Contract, 5+ Years Experience, Mississippi, Remote

Our content specialists bring experience in writing or journalism to tell compelling stories on behalf of our clients. They know how to reveal a brand’s messaging while delivering interesting, useful information to key audiences.


Creative Specialist

Full time, Entry level, Oxford MS

Our creative specialists bring expertise in skills like graphic design, website design, photography and videography to bring our clients’ brands to life.


We’re always on the lookout for talented professionals who share our vision: To use our skills as communicators to help good businesses grow and nonprofits advance their missions.

Our team is based in Oxford, Mississippi. We provide paid and course-credit internships for university students from programs including journalism, English, integrated marketing communications, graphic design, media production, and business. 

We also hire professionals who have skills and experience in these fields, and collaborate with creative partners on a contract and project basis.

Essential traits for working with us:

  • An excellent command of the English language
  • An ability to solve problems and figure things out
  • A strong work ethic and ability to focus

You can apply to work with us at any time — even when we are not actively seeking to fill a position — and ask us to keep your application on file.

Make sure to submit work samples as part of your application. We really want to see what you can do.

For more information on each position or to apply, visit:


Community & Public Relations Manager

Visit Natchez - Natchez, MS

The Natchez Convention Promotion Commission/Visit Natchez (NCPC) is seeking applications for the position of Community & Public Relations Manager. Interested candidates should submit resumes to Visit Natchez, c/o Human Resources, 640 South Canal Street, Suite C Natchez, MS 39120.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Open until filled.

PRINCIPAL PURPOSE OF JOB: Responsible for assisting the Executive Director with the preplanning, development and implementation of all the organization’s marketing strategies, marketing communications, and public relations activities. Coordinates with the Executive Director on development and implementation of support materials, advertisements and services in the area of marketing, communications and public relations.

SCOPE OF RESPONSIBILITY: The scope of responsibility is to work with Visit Natchez as a vital and contributing member of the team responsible for effectively communicating and promoting all aspects of Natchez with community partners and press.

Duties include but are not limited to:

  • Maintain and update tourism websites daily
  • Participate in all aspects of public relations activities, some which may be held outside of the normal business hours
  • Knowledge of all genres of media contacts: national, regional and local food, travel and entertainment etc.
  • Ability to write interesting and effective press releases that generate media coverage
  • Evaluate and prepare material for media kits
  • Coordinate with Executive Director on all media buys
  • Create and execute full public relations plan
  • Plan and attend press events
  • Produce and distribute monthly newsletter
  • Create itineraries; arrange accommodations for travel writers and other media persons on assignments to Natchez
  • Coordinate photography and submission or uploading for all tourism related publications and electronic media, including advertising images and fulfilling travel publication requests
  • Assist film and television production entities with location searches, story ideas, etc.
  • Manage resource materials and inventory of materials as assigned by supervisor
  • Assist in the development of the annual budget and marketing plan
  • Other work as directed by Executive Director

Education and experience:

  • Requires a bachelor's degree from a four-year college or university in a related field (marketing. public relations, communications.)
  • Two-three years of related experience
  • Excellent written and oral communications skills an absolute must.
  • Computer literate and possesses general knowledge of office equipment
  • Ability to coordinate responsibilities with other departments
  • Ability to relate positively with employees, clients, local and state hospitality partners as well as local, county and state officials
  • Ability to work nights and weekends in excess of normal working hours
  • Ability to travel on behalf of the NCPC
  • Ability to make individual and group presentations
  • Ability to exercise judgement, initiative, tact and diplomacy in a wide variety of public situations
  • Ability to work in a fast paced environment with changing priorities and deadlines

Licensing and certifications:

  • Possess a valid driver’s license

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills; ability to communicate verbally in an effective manner and to give and follow oral and written instructions
  • Familiarity with local community
  • Demonstrated ability to work directly with public and individuals from diverse backgrounds
  • Ability to work in individual and group settings
  • Ability to initiate and complete projects and assignments in a timely manner
  • Knowledge of hospitality and tourism industry

Physical Requirements:

  • The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit and talk and hear. The employee is occasionally required to walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools or controls, and reach with hands and arms.
  • The employee must occasionally lift and/or move light objects, materials, etc. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus.
  • Ability to give and receive information through speaking and listening skills.
  • Corrective devices may be used to meet physical requirements.

Work Environment:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.


  • The NCPC reserves the right to revise or change job duties as need arises.
  • Formal application, rating of education and experience; oral interview and reference check; job related tests may be required.
  • The duties listed above are intended as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position.
  • The job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change.


  • Experience in tourism, hospitality industry and/or experience in marketing and/or public relations.
  • Experience in destination marketing for historic locations.


  • Paid vacation and sick leave, health insurance, PERS retirement contribution, paid holidays, mileage reimbursement when company vehicles are not available for travel.


  • Salary commensurate with experience


  • Work hours are generally 8:30-5pm, Monday through Friday. Given the nature of the tourism industry, some evening and weekend work is required, along with some travel.


  • This position requires access to marketing and sales data, financial statements, and other tourism-related information, all of which is considered confidential and employment agreement will require signing confidentiality agreement


  • Any and all creative material produced and elements created by the selected candidate for the NCPC and Visit Natchez during his/her employment will become the property of the NCPC as will all materials, film, negatives, art, code, etc. as well as campaign treatments developed but not utilized. The NCPC acknowledges certain legal constraints, and as such, requires universal releases for materials unless cost considerations, such as model releases, music, photographs, etc. become prohibitive.

The Natchez Convention Promotion Commission is an equal opportunity employer to all qualified persons without regard to race, color, age, sex, religion, national origin or any other basis prohibited by law.

Job Type: Full-time


  • Dental insurance
  • Disability insurance
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Retirement plan
  • Vision insurance


  • 8 hour shift

COVID-19 considerations:

  • Initial interviews will be via phone or Zoom meetings. Final candidates will be required to interview in person.

Ability to Commute/Relocate:

  • Natchez, MS 39120 (Required)


  • Bachelor's (Preferred)


  • relatable: 2 years (Required)

Work Location:

  • One location

This Job Is:

  • A job for which military experienced candidates are encouraged to apply
  • A “Fair Chance” job (you or the employer follow Fair Chance hiring practices when performing background checks)
  • A job for which people with disabilities are encouraged to apply

Company's website:


Company's Facebook page:


Benefit Conditions:

  • Only full-time employees eligible

Work Remotely:

  • No

COVID-19 Precaution(s):

  • Remote interview process
  • Personal protective equipment provided or required
  • Social distancing guidelines in place
  • Sanitizing, disinfecting, or cleaning procedures in place

For more information or to apply, visit:


Communications Coordinator

The United Methodist Children's Home - Jackson, MS 

The Communications Coordinator is responsible for external communications projects, Special Event fundraising, and social media engagement. Graphic design and multi-media development.

Essential Functions:

Development duties:

  • Create graphics and content for the social media outlets of MCH to include Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn
  • Create and disseminate electronic and print newsletters to MCH audiences
  • Manage the website, website, and the website
  • Draft monthly donor acknowledgement letters
  • Create and disseminate print collateral for all MCH audiences
  • Create all graphic, video and multimedia content for internal and external audiences
  • Share the MCH mission, vision and programs with audiences through speaking engagements, trainings and campus tours.
  • Assist Director of Development with setting marketing plans and priorities for all MCH programs
  • Oversee brand standards and ensure brand adherence by agency
  • Manage digital and print media relations including writing press releases

Other duties:

  • Adheres to company policies and procedures at all times.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Director of Development.
  • Completes assignments in a timely and accurate manner.
  • Is willing to take on additional responsibility in a positive manner.
  • Upholds the mission and values of Methodist Children’s Homes.
  • Completes training necessary to perform position consistent with program and agency staff development plans and identifies training appropriate to this position.



Knowledge & Experience

  • Must be twenty-one (21) years of age
  • College degree required, preferably in communications/marketing or related field.
  • Or 5 years marketing and communication experience

Skills/Working Conditions:

  • Must maintain valid Driver’s License and an acceptable driving record
  • Must be insurable by Methodist Children’s Homes insurance carrier
  • Must be able to work flexible schedule and shifts including overnights, weekends, holidays and extended periods of time.
  • Must successfully complete all phases of pre-service and on-going training.
  • Must be able to work in a fast paced, high pressure, high stress environment.

Physical Requirements

  • Must provide a negative drug screen result prior to employment.
  • Must pass a pre-employment physical and TB test and on-going physical assessments as required
  • Have the ability to demonstrate organizational, management, and leadership skills.
  • Have the ability to generate multiple solutions to meet the changing needs of clients, staff, and communities
  • Have the ability to communicate professionally, in both verbal and written formats, with consumers, including, but not limited to parents, supervisees, colleagues, and community service providers.
  • Have the ability to participate in recreational activities with clients, including, but not limited arts, athletics, and outdoor activities.
  • Regular attendance at primary worksite and agency related events.

For more information or to apply, visit:


Public Relations and Special Events Manager

CannaOne - Biloxi, MS

CannaOne Inc. is seeking a Public Relations and Special Events Manager. This position will be responsible for the creation, development, implementation and/or management of public relations and special events for all CannaOne Cannabis Education Expo Events. Position will require some remote work and travel to events.

The position will cultivate and develop close working relationships with media representatives and outlets, including television, radio and print media. Position will gather, write and pitch promotional stories for events, give podcast interviews, edit and distribute media releases. In addition, this position will coordinate and implement all aspects of the PR for special events throughout the year.


  • Bachelor's degree in communications or similar field
  • Five years or more public relations, communications or event management
  • 21 years of age and possessing a valid Driver's License
  • Ability to prioritize, organize and manage multiple tasks, meet deadlines and articulate various program aspects and needs
  • Ability to build and maintain relationships resulting in frequent media coverage in the local community both in print and video
  • Excellent speaking, writing, editing and proofing skills, as well as effective persuasive oral communication skills
  • Submit a professional headshot photo during the virtual interview process

For more information or to apply, visit:


WTOK-TV Positions:

Multi-Media Journalist

WTOK-TV is looking for a compelling storyteller and team player. The ideal candidate should be aggressive, self-motivated, and be able to develop local news sources and contacts in the community. The candidate should also be able to generate lead stories on a regular basis and be able to work independently with limited, direct supervision. Candidates should be an excellent writer and should be able to shoot and edit. In addition to daily broadcast responsibilities, the MMJ will also be required to post stories to digital platforms and on social media.


Sports Anchor/Reporter & Sports Director

WTOK-TV is looking for a sports anchor/reporter who is a storyteller and team player. The ideal candidate should be aggressive, self-motivated and be able to develop local sources and contacts in the community. The candidate should also be able to generate compelling stories on a regular basis and be able to work independently with limited, direct supervision. Candidate should be an excellent writer and should be able to shoot and edit. In addition to daily broadcast responsibilities, the candidate will also be required to post stories to digital platforms and on social media.

The candidate will shoot/write/edit stories and produce and present on-air sports segments for weeknight newscasts (and fill in on weekends as needed). He/ She will lead the sports team seven days a week and demonstrate organization and planning skills.

He/she will also be expected to push the envelope in developing compelling visuals and daily presentations/live shots with a hyper-local focus on the East Mississippi and West Alabama region.


Weekend Meteorologist/ MMJ

WTOK-TV is looking for a knowledgeable forecaster, compelling storyteller, and team player to continue the trust our viewers have placed in Storm Team 11 in everyday and breaking weather situations. The ideal candidate will have a comfortable, on-air appearance and be able to break down complex weather situations in easy-to-understand broadcast, online weathercasts. The candidate we are looking for should also have a strong social media presence.


Weekend Sports Anchor/Reporter

WTOK-TV is looking for a sports reporter/weekend anchor who is a storyteller and team player. The ideal candidate should be aggressive, self-motivated and be able to develop local sources and contacts in the community. The candidate should also be able to generate compelling stories on a regular basis and be able to work independently with limited, direct supervision. Candidate should be an excellent writer and should be able to shoot and edit. In addition to daily broadcast responsibilities, the candidate will also be required to post stories to digital platforms and on social media. 

The candidate will shoot/write/edit stories and produce and present on-air sports segments for weekend newscasts (and fill in weekdays as needed). He/ She will lead the sports team seven days a week and demonstrate organization and planning skills. 

He/she will also be expected to push the envelope in developing compelling visuals and daily presentations/live shots with a hyper-local focus on the East Mississippi and West Alabama region

Interested applicants can apply online at and attach resume. 


CR Svcs. - Creative Services Producer

WDAM – Hattiesburg, MS

This is a part-time position. WDAM 7 is looking for a standout marketing producer ready to help us communicate with viewers and grow the business of our clients. The ideal candidate will be a self-starter and strong communicator with hands on knowledge and experience in video production. This position will be responsible for the development of cutting edge and eye-catching station promos and commercial spots for station clients in the Hattiesburg Market. This person will work closely with station personnel, clients and sales to conceptualize, write, shoot and edit promos and commercials. This position will report to the Marketing Director.

Your responsibilities will include (but not be limited to) the following:

• Non-Linear Video Editing
• HD Video Shooting
• Still & Animated Graphics Creation
• Script Writing


• Prior experience with script writing, shooting, proper lighting techniques, non-linear editing and graphics is a must (Adobe Cloud preferred).

If you feel you’re qualified, want to work with a great group of people, please apply online at and attach your resume.


Economy & Jobs Reporter

Mississippi Today

The Mississippi Gulf Coast is the lifeblood of the state’s economy. From the aerospace industry in Hancock County to casino gaming in Harrison County to shipbuilding and oil in Jackson County, what happens on the Coast shapes the economic future of Mississippi. And, of course, Coast tourism remains one of Mississippi’s most effective ways to attract out-of-state dollars.

If you are a journalist with a deep curiosity about economic development, small business viability and job growth in Mississippi — from the sociological and political factors that shape job attainment and creation to the influence of public policy on Main Street — you might be the reporter Mississippi Today seeks to create a new beat.

The Economy and Jobs Reporter, who will live and work on the Mississippi Gulf Coast, will report and write both longform and short stories about Mississippi’s business climate, including policies and regulations that impact Mississippi jobs, economic development and entrepreneurship. This position will explore the impact of the broadband and digital gap on rural businesses in Mississippi, and what the future of work looks like to communities across our state. Using an equity and inclusion lens, the Economy and Jobs Reporter will report on what roles both federal and state government are taking to support women and minority-owned business, and how effective these efforts are for economic recovery in a COVID climate.

The Economy and Jobs Reporter will produce stories that support Mississippi Today’s vision and mission, which is to hold elected officials accountable and inform citizens about how the decisions made by the state’s powerful affect their lives.

This reporter’s work will likely be co-published and produced in partnerships with newsrooms both in Mississippi and part of a wider network.


  • This position will be based on the Mississippi Gulf Coast.
  • Report and write longform and short stories about Mississippi economic issues, including general news coverage of economic development and the workforce in key areas across the state, including the Gulf Coast.
  • Investigate the inner workings of the Mississippi’s economic development initiatives and regional economic development organizations, with an eye for racial justice and equity.
  • Closely cover the economic development field in Mississippi, building relationships with business leaders, government entities, employment advocates and individuals affected by barriers to family sustaining employment in Mississippi.
  • Use a solutions lens to explore grassroots efforts and state programs that are working to improve the business environment, the skilled labor job surplus and record low labor force participation in Mississippi.
  • Develop sources and report in diverse communities, including urban and rural, and engage members of the public in identifying opportunities and barriers in business development and job attainment.
  • Proven ability to work independently under deadline pressures.
  • Collaborate with the Audience Team to think creatively about formats and tools for communicating these topics to a broad, statewide audience.
  • Work with our data, visual and social media journalists to create compelling story presentations.
  • Communicate with colleagues on stories and projects — while there will be plenty of opportunities for solo projects and stories, Mississippi Today is a collaborative newsroom that often shares bylines.

It is a plus if you have:

  • Experience covering business or economic development issues, with an understanding of how economic development agencies are structured, funded and managed.
  • Experience with filing records requests and working with data is encouraged but not required.

What you’ll get:

  • The opportunity to work alongside award-winning journalists and make significant contributions to Mississippi’s only fully staffed, nonprofit, nonpartisan digital news and information source.
  • Highly competitive salary with medical insurance, and options for vision and dental insurance.
  • Cell phone stipend.
  • 29 days paid time off.
  • Up to 12 weeks of parental family leave, with return-to-work flexibility.
  • Simple IRA with 3% company matching. Group-term life insurance provided to employees ($15,000 policy).
  • Support for professional training and attending industry conferences.

For more information or to apply, visit:


Director of Communication and External Relations

Tougaloo College - Tougaloo, MS 

TOUGALOO COLLEGE Seeks: A Director of Communication and External Relations which is responsible for effectively developing, leading and implementing a broad range of communications, marketing, and public relations activities in support of the strategic direction and positioning of the College. S/He will develop a comprehensive communications and marketing plan, along with brand standards, that promotes, enhances, and protects the College’s brand reputation. Direct all media relations, including crisis communication, for the College to ensure accurate and timely coverage of events and news and the dissemination of information to print and broadcast media sources, digital, social media and website to the general public, and specialized target groups. Serve as Public Information Officer (PIO) for the College and provide communications counsel to the leadership team, including media crisis management. S/He must be able to work independently, manage multiple responsibilities and possess the ability to work under stress to meet competing deadlines. This position may require travel, including overnight, working irregular hours including weekends as needed.


1. Passion for Tougaloo College’s mission and a champion for higher education with a passion for creativity in a fast-paced work environment.

2. Ability to balance strategic development and day-to-day operation responsibilities.

3. Expert interpersonal skills and the ability to think strategically.

4. Ability to research, plan, prepare and execute an idea with creativity and an eye for detail

5. Extensive successful writing and editing experience (internally and externally focused) with a variety of print and online communications media.

6. Exceptional written, oral, interpersonal, and presentation skills and the ability to effectively interface with different constituents.

7. Demonstrated ability to handle complex tasks, manage time effectively, work independently, work effectively as a leader and team member and make sound judgement decisions.

8. Strong attention to detail with a keen eye for grammatical errors.

9. Highly organized and able to prioritize under pressure.

10. Intimate experience and knowledge in Constant Contacts and Sprout Social is a plus.

Date of Position Opening: March 2, 2021

Application Deadline: Open until filled.

Salary: Commensurate with experience.

Mail Documents to: Tougaloo College
Attention: Director of Human Resources
500 West County Line Road Tougaloo, MS 39174

Fax Documents to: (601) 977-7866



For more information or to apply, visit:


News - Weekend Anchor/MMJ - WDAM

Gray Television - Hattiesburg, MS

WDAM NBC/ABC in Hattiesburg-Laurel is looking for a Weekend Anchor/MMJ to join our award-winning team.

The ideal candidate will embrace and help grow our digital platforms and content. This person should be detailed oriented, ambitious, can cover breaking news in a competitive environment and work under pressure. The right person for the job must be full of energy, aggressive and digitally minded and wants to WIN!

We are looking for a journalist who can investigate leads, write, shoot, edit and develop excellent content. You must be able to connect with the viewer during live shots and can tell a clear and compelling story on-air, online and social media. This person must be a great communicator and positive leader inside and outside the newsroom.

Our station is built on being a trusted source for strong journalism and we are looking for someone excited by covering important news stories to join that legacy.

If you're a self-starter who is willing to work hard to become a great journalist, we want to help you accomplish your goals as part of a tremendous team.

Your primary responsibilities will include the following:

  • Anchor weekends
  • Report three days a week
  • Pitch and cover local enterprise stories
  • Cover breaking news, severe weather, extreme weather
  • Be comfortable with live shots
  • Engage viewers daily on digital platforms
  • Write and post stories and videos for the station digital platforms
  • Present information clearly and professionally
  • Be involved in community-oriented events
  • Creatively shoot, write, and edit news stories
  • Maintain high journalistic standards in line with station brand and goals
  • Fill-in for other shifts when needed as an Anchor or MMJ
  • At least one year of on-air experience required
  • Professional newsroom experience
  • Must be able to shoot, write and edit your assignments
  • Bachelor's degree or higher in Journalism, Mass Communications or related field or equivalent professional experience
  • Knowledge of ENPS & EDIUS a plus

If you feel you’re qualified, want to work with a great group of people, please apply online at and attach your resume.


OPS - Technical Media Producer 


The Technical Media Producer has the general responsibility for directing live or pre-recorded productions as assigned, monitoring station’s on-air signals, transmitter, and FCC logs, and ingesting daily programming and commercials. Regular assignments will involve directing specific newscasts, operate equipment in master control automation, and various productions. Candidate must have suitable transportation to work, including during inclement weather conditions. The successful candidate will possess strong communication and people skills and an operating knowledge of computers.

• Ross Overdrive production automation & operation
• Digital Broadcast Master Control operation & automation
• VizRT graphics                                                                                                                         • Willingness to learn new hardware and software.
• Effectively perform operations with robotic camera, prompter, and audio
• Dedication to the care of the equipment
• Work closely with all other departments to meet all daily demands
• Willingness to grow by taking direction and excel as a team member.
• Communicate effectively and efficiently with all members of the team
• Adapt to breaking news and developing stories
• Assist in maintaining a clean studio and TMP area
• Variable work schedule due to station needs
• Perform other duties as assigned
• Ability to meet multiple deadlines
• Ability to lead and make split second decisions based upon knowledge of directives
• Ability to multi-task and excel under intense deadlines pressure in a rapidly changing environment
• High level of communication skills both written and verbal along with excellent judgement

- High School Diploma or equivalent
- Proficient in Windows based applications
- Experience in television operations preferred but not required

Please apply online at and attach resume. 



Gray Television supports local community interests by providing quality television broadcasting and exceptional service in each market we serve. Gray owns and/or operates television stations and leading digital properties in 93 television markets including the first or second highest rated television station in 86 markets. We are an unmatched broadcast pioneer that keeps getting bigger and better.

We constantly strive for excellence. Through upgrading to the latest technology and seeking new ways to stay on top in our markets, we focus on training and development of the best and brightest employees in the business.

WDAM is the #1 station in the Hattiesburg-Laurel DMA. We are dominant on broadcast and digital and produce news on WDAM NBC and WDAM ABC. Hattiesburg-Laurel is market 167 and we reach viewers in eight counties (Covington, Forrest, Jasper, Jones, Lamar, Marion, Perry and Wayne). WDAM is less than two hours driving distance to New Orleans, Mobile and the Mississippi Gulf Coast. This is an excellent opportunity to work for a great station and company.

We are looking for an anchor who communicates news and information effortlessly and is confident in him or herself on air. We also want a smart news hound and mentor in our newsroom. Someone who can enterprise impact stories but also understand the value of engaging followers on Social Media every day. In this job you will anchor a daily newscast and also set-up, shoot, write and edit stories. You need to be an aggressive journalist who wants to be the best storytelling anchor possible on our broadcast and digital platforms.

Pitch, set up, shoot, write and edit daily news stories and anchor a newscast.


  • Pitch and cover local enterprise stories
  • Cover breaking news, severe weather, extreme weather
  • Be comfortable with live shots
  • Engage viewers daily on digital platforms
  • Write and post stories and videos for the station digital platforms
  • Be involved in community-oriented events
  • Creatively shoot, write and edit news stories
  • Maintain high journalistic standards in line with station brand and goals
  • Fill-in for other shifts when needed as an Anchor or MMJ
  • Be an awesome newsroom citizen and willing to mentor our new team members
  • At least one year experience required
  • Bachelor's degree in broadcast journalism or similar field
  • Experience in videography, editing, and posting to the internet is a must
  • Active on Twitter, FB, Instagram, and etc. a must
  • Knowledge of ENPS and Edius a plus.

Please apply online at and attach resume.


Online Communications Tutor is looking to bring on additional Online Communications Tutors for rewarding work that can make a difference in students' lives. We have openings for Business and Organizational, Intercultural and Global, Interpersonal and Small Group, Journalism, Mass Communication, and Public Speaking tutors.

Tutor students from around the world from the comfort of your own home. Our service operates 24/7, which gives our Tutors the flexibility to set your own schedule. Our clients are both public and institutional so Tutors do not need to perform any business development. We bring our clients to you!

Job Types: Part-time, Contract


  • · Flexible Schedule


  • · United States (Required)

Work Location:

  • · Fully Remote

Company's website:


Multimedia Journalist – WDAM


WDAM is the #1 station in the Hattiesburg-Laurel DMA. We are dominant on broadcast and digital and produce news on WDAM NBC and WDAM ABC. Hattiesburg-Laurel is market 167 and we reach viewers in eight counties (Covington, Forrest, Jasper, Jones, Lamar, Marion, Perry and Wayne). WDAM is less than two hours driving distance to New Orleans, Mobile and the Mississippi Gulf Coast. This is an excellent opportunity to work for a great station and company.


WDAM is looking for a Reporter/MMJ to join our award winning team. The successful candidate can generate their own story ideas and has a strong desire for enterprise storytelling and covering live, breaking news. They must understand and incorporate social media material into their workflow while reporting.


  • Plan stories in advance for coverage that are relevant to the Pine Belt
  • Pitch and cover enterprise stories
  • Cover breaking news, general assignments and targeted special reports on social media, web and TV
  • Build trust and respect in the Pine Belt
  • Work under tight deadlines on a flexible schedule that includes weekends, holidays, shift coverage, breaking news and severe weather
  • Operate live shots using Live U and Live U-Mobile
  • Check beats daily
  • Post stories/newscasts to WDAM.COM
  • Excellent writing, storytelling, and editing skills.
  • Solid news judgment.
  • Must be able to report in a broad range of styles with good on-air presentation skills.
  • Work under pressure.
  • Familiarity with all distribution platforms including Facebook, Twitter, Internet etc.
  • Bachelor's Degree in Broadcast Journalism or equivalent is required.
  • Pre-employment drug screening, valid Driver’s License & Motor Vehicle Records check are required.

Please apply online at and attach resume.


The Cook Book Loan Program assists eligible students with participation in their online courses by providing loaner technology devices (e.g. laptops, tablets, hotspots) for one semester.  The Cook Book program is intended to support students that might not have the resources to secure technology needed to be successful in an online learning environment.  Laptops are limited and issued to eligible students on a first come first served basis.

Cook Book Loan Program Eligibility:

  • Students must be enrolled full time.
  • Students must have a USM ID to pick up a Cook Book.                                                 

The Cook Book loan period will expire at the end of the current semester.  At that time all technology must be returned to University Libraries. 

Click here to start your request


April 22nd: 10:00 a.m. - 1:50 p.m.

  • Two sessions by Mississippi agencies: V Creative and Mad Genius 
  • Anonymous online portfolio review
  • Schedule:
    • 10am-10:50am | Welcome and First Session
    • 11am-10:50am | Second Session
    • Lunch Break
    • 1pm-1:50pm | Questions, Comments & Evaluation

More information to come!

SPRF Scholarship

Goal: To assist a student in earning an undergraduate degree in a communications-related field of study. Special consideration will be given to students pursuing a career in public relations.

Award: A $1000 Tuition scholarship

Eligibility: Any SPRF junior or senior student member currently enrolled fulltime in a four-year university and pursuing an undergraduate degree in in a communications-related field of study who meets the eligibility requirements may apply.


· Must have at least a 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale.

· Must be a rising junior or senior.

· Must be a fulltime student.

· Must be enrolled in a communications-related field of study.

· Must be a member of SPRF. Membership is gained by joining a local affiliated organization.

· One-page essay (Word document) submission (500-1,000 words) on an explanation of your goals and desired roles in the public relations field.

· A written summary (Word document) of public relations activities, both professional and volunteer

· Two letters of recommendation (digital copies), one from faculty and one from a SPRF member other than your faculty member.

· Resume (digital copy).

· Consideration to attend the annual SPRF Conference.

· Official transcript (digital copy).

· All materials must be received by April 15.


All application materials should be sent in a digital folder tagged with applicants name. Names will be removed before sending to judges for a blind review of applications.

Please email application packet to:

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