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December 1, 2020

Social Media Assistant Internship/Part-time

iGlow Mentoring

The Social Media Intern is a highly motivated, creative individual with experience and a passion for connecting with current and future customers.
This position has the responsibility of building and engaging our community on a daily basis with the ultimate goal of turning fans into customers.
An essential component is communicating the company’s brand in a positive, authentic way that will attract today’s business savvy buyers.

This position is responsible for creating a deliberate and intentional social media strategy that delivers results through organic and paid advertising.
The strategy will build and grow brand awareness and create a positive online reputation.
The social media funnel will cultivate leads that will convert to sales.

You must be able to work in a fast-paced environment as this event will take place in less than 90 days.

Knowledge and skills you possess.
• Ability to create relevant, original, high-quality content (for all channels and ads)
• Strategies to build and nurture a community on an accelerated timeline
• Create a regular publishing schedule and promote content through social advertising.
• Leverage the right tools to manage your content.
• Implement a content editorial calendar to manage content and plan specific and timely marketing campaigns based on an event launch date.
• Integrate all channels of marketing (social media, SEO, content marketing, email, print and digital marketing)

For more information or to apply, visit: https://www.jobilize.com/job/social-media-assistant-internship-part-time-hattiesburg-iglow-mentoring?utm_campaign=google_jobs_apply&utm_source=google_jobs_apply&utm_medium=organic

 

Unpaid Videographer Intern

Hattiesburg Public School District

QUALIFICATIONS:           
1.    Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience in the field of journalism, communications, marketing, community/public relations or related experience (preferred)
2.    Strong organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills; ability to use technology to design and produce district publications (preferred)
3.    Demonstrate strong skills in writing and editing

SUPERVISES:  N/A

REPORTS TO:  Communications and Engagement Coordinator

JOB GOAL:  To assist the Communications and Engagement Coordinator in coordinating all aspects of district communications.

TYPICAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Such duties and responsibilities as may be assigned, including but not limited to: 
1.    Assist in the preparation of press releases and publish articles and photos in local media and other publications
2.    Assists school personnel to publicize and promote any performances, exhibitions, displays, or special programs sponsored by the schools
3.    Works with HPSD departments to design, prepare, and edit district publications including newsletters, recruitment brochures, programs for special events, and other publications
4.    Assist in the implementation of the Tiger Perk program
5.    Assists in the development and publication of reports related to the performance of the district and articulate district goals and objectives
6.    Assists in the development of video projects
7.    Helps to maintain the district website and social media management
8.    Maintains confidentiality
9.    Demonstrates prompt and regular attendance
10.  Supports the Hattiesburg Public School District Mission, Vision, and Strategic Plan
11.  Performs other duties as assigned

TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT: Salary and work year to be established by the Board of Trustees

EVALUATION: Annually

For more information or to apply, visit: https://www.k12jobspot.com/Job/2059333?utm_campaign=google_jobs_apply&utm_source=google_jobs_apply&utm_medium=organic

 

Technical Writing Intern

Hone your skills. Learn new ones. Build your portfolio. Have fun. Grow your professional skills as a Technical Writing Intern.

We’re the Jack Henry & Associates Enterprise Content Services team. It’s our mission to create and produce technical publications, training materials, tutorials, and video help to support JHA brands, products, and services. We’re looking for a creative and technical-minded individual to work alongside our remote team of seasoned industry professionals as we develop help content for a variety of audiences. This dynamic work environment means that each week you’ll get to take on new challenges.

Yesterday, you worked on a video tutorial. Today, you’re writing a training manual to assist the education department. Tomorrow, you’ll be documenting API for a new product integration. Next month, you may help draft the department newsletter. Work collaboratively with associates on four distinct teams. Participate in brainstorming sessions for new projects. Learn to do the basics well and add value to the department. This means you should be self-motivated, able to meet quick deadlines, and a team player. Desired, but not required, is a familiarity with XML and DITA.

Perks of being a Technical Writing Intern:

  • Flexible hours
  • Remote work opportunities
  • Generous hourly pay
  • Goal-oriented targets
  • Training and orientation
  • Clips for your writing portfolio
  • Frequent professional feedback
  • 6-months of real-world experience
  • Come join a team of like-minded people who know the meaning of value. Then show us what you can add.

This opportunity begins on January 19, 2021 and ends on July 2, 2021. This position will be hired remotely. Based on successful completion of the internship program and business unit need, continued employment may be offered.

Minimum Qualifications
Students must:

  • Attend an accredited college or university
  • Pursue a degree
  • Have completed your sophomore year of college
  • Remain in good academic standing throughout internship
  • Meet JHA employment requirements
  • Be able to work 22-26 hours per week throughout the 6-month internship
  • Meet legal requirements to work in the U.S. for an indefinite period of time

About Jack Henry & Associates

Jack Henry & Associates, Inc.® (JHA) is a leading provider of integrated technology solutions providing data processing and management information to banks, credit unions, and other financial institutions. JHA is a financially sound, service-driven company that currently serves almost 10,600 customers with more than 300 products and services delivered. We may have more than 40 office locations, over 6,000 Associates, and generate $1.5 billion in revenue, but in the end, we are ONE TEAM. Join in on the fun!

Click here for more information or to apply


Public Relations Intern

Creative, social media and communication agency NEWHOUSE - https://www.hellonewhouse.com/clients.html - is looking for qualified students in the to apply to the Public Relations internship position for the Spring 2021 semester. This internship will be entirely remote.

Main daily tasks:

  • Creating daily press breaks for multiple clients
  • Creating daily trailer and teaser debut emails to send to our major film studio clients
  • Updating key ticketing and portal sites for theatrical film releases
  • Updating social influencers target lists
  • Pitching regional media in select markets and securing tour press for music clients
  • Creating tour documents and guest list documents for music clients
  • Updating weekly status reports for all clients
  • Creating targeted media lists with team direction
  • Providing sites’ UVMs and social stats when needed
  • Depending on skill set – drafting press releases and pitches

What we teach:

  • Encouragement and Creativity. We sharpen professional skills with a hands on internship experience, which includes strengthening their communication with internal teams, strategy and creative thinking, writing skills, and time management.
  • Industry Knowledge. We provide a wealth of knowledge within the film, music and brand industries and the who’s who in the media since we work with TOP clients.
  • Industry Skills. We show interns how to use key industry standard PR platforms like Cision, Similar Web, and Constant Contact.

Requirements:

  • Must be able to receive college credit as this is an unpaid internship
  • Must have interest in working in PR or Communications fields
  • Must be available 2-3 days of the week, in a row if possible
  • Must be a quick learner, team player and collaborative worker

Job Types: Part-time, Internship

COVID-19 considerations:
Due to COVID-19, this internship will be entirely remote.

Education:

  • High school or equivalent (Preferred)

Experience:

  • Writing Skills: 1 year (Preferred)
  • Marketing: 1 year (Preferred)

Work Location:

  • Fully Remote

Hours per week:

  • Less than 10
  • 10-19


Internship Compensation:

  • College Credit


Company's website: hellonewhouse.com

Click here for more information or to apply

 

Marketing and Communication Intern

VisitHATTIESBURG

Department: Communication

Location: Hattiesburg Visitors Center

Summary:

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.

Shift:

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:

Education:

  • 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 probertson@visithburg.org 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

 

Public Relations Intern

Containers in Motion – Remote

Description

As a Public Relations Intern, you will play an integral part in our Marketing and Public Relations department working on projects and responsibilities that relate to your future career. You’ll have the opportunity to learn the ins and outs of how a Marketing and PR department functions and how to develop related content.

Requirements:

  • You will need to work on developing a PR infrastructure
  • Utilize tools that you learned to promote our brand

About Containers In Motion

Containers in Motion has been providing residential clients high quality finished units that feature efficient floor plans, options in design, color and fixtures, using state of the art manufacturing facilities. Commercial units used by corporations and in agriculture receive state of the art components that enhance efficiency and contribute to their growth. Geodisic domes for camping and living on or off the grid. Bubble Domes for recreational camping and off grid living. All offerings are environmentally friendly. Helping mankind maintain the earth for generations to come

For more information or to apply, visit: https://www.internships.com/posting/ccm_abbce66c-a90a-4ff6-a802-ff7d06b2c6a2?context=search

 

Political Affairs Internship - Virtual  

Full Job Description

The Borgen Project is an innovative, national campaign that is working to make poverty a focus of U.S. foreign policy. This is a part-time 12-hours per week, unpaid telecommuting internship. The internship is for 12 weeks and responsibilities will include leading public and political outreach in your state and district.

Meet with members of Congress and/or Congressional staffers in your State and District.    

  •  Represent The Borgen Project at various business, political, and community events.
  •  Assist with fundraising. Create a personal fundraising campaign and meet targets.    
  •  Mobilize individuals to contact their members of Congress in support of key poverty-reduction legislation.                
  • As needed, speak to groups, classes, and organizations.  
  • Write letters of support for key programs to political leaders, media and other groups.    * College credit available for this position

Qualifications:               

  • Outstanding writing skills.  
  • Self-starter who can produce great results with limited supervision.
  • Strong oral communication skills and the ability to lead meetings and give speeches.

We respond to every applicant within 14 days. Please check your spam folder for our emails and if nothing has been received, please email us.

Job Types: Part-time, Internship

Pay: $0.00 per hour

Work Location:

  • Multiple locations

Hours per week:

  • 10-19

Internship Compensation:

  • College Credit

Work Remotely:

  •  Yes

Click here for more information or to apply

 

Digital Creative Marketing Intern

Datawallet is seeking a Digital Creative Marketing Intern to produce compelling visual and written communications to external stakeholders. Responsibilities include shooting and editing video, taking photos, and designing social video campaigns. This is an exciting opportunity for anyone looking to apply their videography skills to create high impact campaigns to serve some of the largest companies in the US and abroad. Your content will be seen by key decision makers and drive real measurable results within the B2B enterprise space, laying a great foundation as reference for future work in the space.

Responsibilities

Co-developing ideas for visual content related to data privacy regulations
Administering and overseeing production of visual campaigns
Designing and implementing social media campaigns around visual content

Qualifications

Experience shooting high-quality digital footage
Experience with digital film production, including working in Adobe Premiere
Experience working with sound and lighting
Experience with Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator) and Adobe After Effects
Ability to participate within a multi-disciplinary team as well as acting autonomously as appropriate

About Datawallet

Datawallet is the world’s leading blockchain based data privacy compliance platform. Being the first company to champion the concept of Consumer First compliance, we not only enable enterprises to comply with complex international data privacy regulations such as CCPA and SB-220 in the United States, GDPR in Europe, and POPI in South Africa. But we furthermore provide users of our clients the ability to fully understand their data and make informed decisions about its usage. Our clients range from innovative startups to large publicly traded enterprises and leading international consulting firms. We’re based between New York, Berlin, and the Bay Area.

Industry: Internet

Click here for more information or to apply

 

Paid Internship – Disaster Response Training Program

Description

An excellent option for those interested in business, construction, Computer Science/IT, carpentry, building trades, environmental management, emergency services, forestry, disaster response, public administration, social sciences, law enforcement, homeland security, public health, writing/journalism, counseling, human services, recreation, non-profit services, or careers with local, state or federal government and organizations.

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Natural Disasters- manage volunteers; managing distribution centers and shelters; preparing and distributing meals; clearing debris; enrolling victims into emergency-assistance databases; mucking and gutting; surveying community assets; distributing educational materials and preparedness kits; implementing disaster-preparedness curricula; GIS mapping for improvements to community emergency response systems

Disaster Survivor Assistance- Work directly with Americans affected by disaster, manage documents, conduct surveys, or work at a recovery center. Register survivors for assistance in the field, utilize systems to map the areas you and your team will canvas, generate daily crew reports, and carry out status inquiries for survivors already registered.

Individual Assistance- Coordinate with nonprofits and government agencies to connect disaster survivors to services. Complete case reviews in Transitioning Sheltering Assistance, help with Direct Housing Missions, call applicants and inform them of the assistance appeal process, and assist in staffing Disaster Recovery Centers.

 Logistics- Assist with distribution of supplies to disaster and recovery areas; inventory supplies and manage warehouse storage. Support IT wiring of FEMA facilities, or be there to open and close-out recovery offices.

Planning & GIS Systems- Plan during a disaster or research, write, and manage information for FEMA Regional Offices and Headquarters. Formulate Incident Action Plans and collect information for other products; work closely with planning teams to formulate Incident Maps and input data for map services and databases; assist while specialists produce incident specific geospatial products.

Public Assistance- Be there after disaster strikes to conduct damage assessments and input data for official reports. Participate in kickoff meetings and site visits, compile data for project worksheets, and support public assistance closeout for disasters.

Required graduation year - 2016 - 2024

Number of positions available - 50

Requirements - No diploma or degree required.

Training Provided.

About VIP NCCC FEMA

The US Government offers excellent paid programs for training and leadership. To find our more, and for program options and application assistance: Apply at vipnccc.com/apply

 

Public Relations/Marketing Intern

From CNN to The Huffington Post, the world is talking about the innovative movement that is downsizing global poverty. The Borgen Project believes that leaders of the most powerful nation on earth should be doing more to address global poverty. The national campaign is working to make poverty a focus of U.S. foreign policy.

 The Borgen Project is hiring a Public Relations/Marketing Intern who will work remotely. This public relations intern will be involved in a variety of aspects of marketing and communications.

  • Create a branding campaign.
  • Conduct an informal focus group and gather feedback for market research.
  • Pitch story ideas to print, broadcast and digital media.
  • Create and implement a fundraising strategy.
  • Plan, market and present at an informational meeting.
  • Utilize social media and develop strategies for web-based messaging.
  • Assist with The Borgen Project's advocacy efforts.
  • Take on assignments as needed.

Details: This is an unpaid internship, although college credit is available. The internship is 12-hours per week for 12-weeks.

Start Date: New programs begin every month. You choose the month you wish to start.

For more information or to apply, visit: https://www.volunteermatch.org/search/opp3261892.jsp?utm_source=linkedin&utm_medium=direct&utm_campaign=lfg&_sid=linkedinforgood

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 https://www.usm.edu/covid-19/index.php 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: w123456@usm.edu) 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.

usm.edu/covid-19/community-standards.php

 

GUIDING PRINCIPLES

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.

COVID

COVID2

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 bit.ly/2DUrIft. For more information, please contact Melissa David, Scholarship Chair, at melissa.davidFREEMississippi.

Director of Communications -Virtual/ Remote

YR Media 

YR Media seeks a creative, strategic and analytical communications professional to develop, execute, evaluate and iterate a harmonious mix of marketing, communications, social media and public relations campaign strategies and assets for all of YR Media’s services and products.

Informed by initiatives across departments, the Director of Communications will work towards specific annual and longer-term strategic communications, revenue and program goals. In collaboration with Editorial and Content Development team members, the Director will develop informed and intentional content and engagement plans that support brand positioning and marketing objectives.
 
The successful candidate will oversee the development and production of external messaging and support materials for all activities, product lines, fundraising, and business development, considering and leveraging all internal and external touch points to successfully build deeper and more mutually beneficial relationships with all stakeholders. It is with this audience in mind that objectives, strategies, tactics and measurement and evaluation will be developed.
 
Putting audience, customers, and stakeholders at the top of the planning process, the Director will manage marketing, communications, social media and public relations staff, and/or agencies leading and supporting marketing and communications activities across the organization at the strategic and tactical levels.
 
Specific responsibilities include: strategic content marketing to build audience, drive business development, and increase philanthropic support; measurements tracking and reporting; overseeing asset production; messaging and copy development; orchestrating PR plan elements; pitching targeted reporters and editors in tandem with agency efforts; digital/social content development; design event promotion campaigns and support planning; and external vendor/agency management. Ability to write excellent copy and oversee design of striking communication resources is critical.
 
This position reports to the CEO.
 

Benefits
Medical insurance, Dental insurance, Vision insurance, Prescription drug coverage, Life Insurance, Flex Spending Account (FSA), Holiday / Overtime pay, Paid holidays, Paid sick leave, Bereavement leave, Flexible work schedule, Paid vacation, Commuter Benefits, YR Holidays


Culture
YR Media is a national network of young journalists and artists who create multimedia content for our generation. Based in Oakland, we link up with our peers around the country to amplify award-winning stories that matter. For more than 25 years, our non-profit production company has invested in future generations to build critical skills in journalism, arts and media. You can find us at https://yr.media/

We are at a pivotal point in the organization’s life as we enter into an exciting phase of growth and expansion as a national network. As we grow, we seek exceptional talent with an entrepreneurial spirit, who can lead us to the future of YR Media.

We welcome smart, passionate people who connect with our values and seek a collaborative environment where employees can do their best work. We seek people who are hard working, creative, fun, and driven to go above and beyond to take our organization to the next level. We hire people who believe in the talent and potential of every young person.
Responsibilities

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

·       Shapes and leads the entire organization’s branding and communications strategies of all scales from conceptualization through completion, serving as steward and guardian of the brand, and ensuring alignment with goals, mission, and values.

·       Manages and drives the implementation of holistic strategies that accelerate effective marketing outreach and communication campaigns to engage, educate and cultivate audiences of major donors, monthly members, philanthropic investors, clients, and general community supporters.

·       Aligns departmental communication goals to tell compelling individual stories while ensuring overall brand consistency and strength, promoting a strong and cohesive public image for internal and diverse external audiences.

·       Uses data to craft and implement communication strategy across paid, earned, owned, and social channels.

·       Manages external digital ad agencies and supports implementation efforts from external consultants.

·       Manages all media relations, handles all press inquiries, and proactively cultivates media relationships with support from an agency or staffer. 

·       Evaluates and reports on various communications efforts, providing sound, actionable insights.

·       Collaborates closely with senior management across development, content development and board-level communications.

·       Writes/develops content for press releases, op-eds, newsletters, website, and promotional materials.

·       Plays a key role in planning and execution of internal and external events including but not limited to graduations, network summits, fundraising events, and performances.

·       Oversees design and execution of social media and online communications strategy  as it relates to both the target content audience (18-27 year-olds) and cultivation of key donors, supporters, and more traditional non-profit fundraising efforts.

·       Hires, manages, mentors and evaluates the Communications team and any contracted specialized communication vendors such as copywriters, graphic designers, web managers, videographers, event producers and advertising agencies.

·       Leads regular department meetings.

 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS

·       Bachelor’s Degree in communications, advertising, public relations, marketing or a related field. Non Profit experience would be a plus.

Relevant experience leading communications, external affairs, and/or marketing functions utilizing a broad knowledge base.

·       Previous experience working for a media company.

·       Skilled at message development with a proven media relations track record.

·       Excellent judgment, emotional intelligence, and interpersonal skills.

·       Ability to lead by example and motivate a team to achieve communications goals.

·       Ability to manage multiple projects and people without supervision.

·       Ability to work in a fast-paced, newsroom style environment with frequent deadlines and multiple internal stakeholders.

·       Ability to work well independently and as part of a team.

·       Outstanding written, visual, and verbal communication skills

·       Highly accountable and results-driven with the ability to set and use goals to guide action and objectively measure performance, making tactical adjustments when strategically advantageous.

·       Strong leadership skills and the proven ability to manage and motivate people.

 

Requirements
Previous experience working for a media company
Accept a background check to be performed
Authorized to work in the US without sponsorship
Bachelor's Degree in Communications, Advertising, Public Relations, Marketing or a related field.

For more information or to apply, visit: https://www.ziprecruiter.com/c/YR-Media/Job/Director-of-Communications-Virtual-Remote/-in-Hattiesburg,MS?jid=d3644b495af76f69&utm_campaign=google_jobs_apply&utm_source=google_jobs_apply&utm_medium=organic

 

Communications Assistant

Conservative Legal Jobs - Jackson, MS

Communications Assistant: The candidate should have a bachelor’s degree and a year of experience.

Job Description:

- Draft a wide variety of communications materials to be delivered across various communication channels

- Build and maintain press lists that contain influencers in a wide variety of geographic locations.

- Compile and distribute news clips to the organization’s senior leadership.

- Track mentions of the organization and its stakeholders.

- Curate content for and distribute the organization’s weekly newsletter.

- Plan, build, and execute media events, both virtual and in-person.

- Collaborate with internal and external stakeholders to create talking points.

- Assist with interview preparation for the organization’s Executive Director and leadership team.

- Build and maintain solid partnerships with key internal stakeholders to better develop, coordinate, direct and facilitate strategic communications designed to meet business goals and enable best practice sharing across the enterprise

- Own key projects/announcements, from strategy to execution

- Ensure communications consistency, messaging and focus among different stakeholders

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: From $25,000.00 per year

Benefits:

401(k)
Health insurance
Retirement plan

Schedule:

Monday to Friday

Education:

Bachelor's (Preferred)

Experience:

Comms/Advert/PR: 1 year (Preferred)


For more information or to apply, visit: https://www.indeed.com/q-Communications-Public-Relations-l-Mississippi-jobs.html?vjk=2648a95139b6aa9e

 

Work Control & Graphic Design Specialist

University of Southern Mississippi

Processes work order requests to include entering data into computerized maintenance management system from the telephone, Internet and fax requests, generating preventative maintenance work orders, and billing departments for work performed; provides office support as necessary, and performs receptionist duties.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

  • Assists with planning, set-up, execution and clean up of Physical Plant events for students, faculty and staff.
  • Answers multi-line telephone and takes work order requests and messages for all Physical Plant employees; routes calls to appropriate staff; serves as radio dispatcher to maintenance workers, and transmits information to faculty, staff, and students.
  • Enters/closes work orders into WEB.TMA, our computerized maintenance management system (CMMS). Issues/closes preventive maintenance work orders as required.
  • Runs errands on campus and in the community; picks up and delivers mail to the post office and distributes mail throughout department.
  • Handles the key system and office supply closet and inventory, distributes keys to maintenance personnel, mails keys to appropriate people who have requested keys, and maintains key log database. Develops concepts and designs graphics and layouts for multiple mediums including but not limited to: website, social media accounts, annual report, video, and printed collateral material. Proofs and reviews outgoing layouts and suggests improvements if required.
  • Acts as a receptionist for all office visitors and serves as a liaison between the campus customers, contractors, vendors and Physical Plant personnel. Performs other duties as assigned.


Minimum Qualifications
High school diploma and two years of related experience.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

1. Knowledge of administrative and clerical procedures and systems such as word processing, managing files and records, stenography and transcription, designing forms, and other office procedures and terminology.

2. Skill in the operation of office equipment including, but not limited to, multiline telephone, calculator, multi-function printer/copy/scan/fax machine and computer.

3. Skill in giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
4. Ability to handle difficult and stressful situations with professional composure.

5. Ability to learn office and university-specific software.

Preferred Qualifications
A bachelor’s degree and one year of related preferred.

As an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer/Americans with Disabilities Act institution, The University of Southern Mississippi encourages minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities to apply.

For more information or to apply, visit: usm.csod.com/ats/careersite/JobDetails.aspx?id=1594

 

NEWS ANCHOR - WDAM

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.

ABOUT 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.

JOB SUMMARY
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.

GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES

  • 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 gray.tv/careers#currentopenings and attach resume

 

Sports Betting Writers & Journalists

Company: Race Media is an Australian owned and operated company that are leaders in sports and racing content and digital marketing in the highly competitive regulated Australian online bookmaking market. We have been tasked with finding the right team to establish a strong foothold in the legal sports betting, casino, racing and gambling markets in the United States.

We are determined to establish key copy writers, sports analysts and journalists who can deliver to a high editorial standard and meet deadlines. The right candidates have the potential to cement themselves as key editorial personnel as the network grows.

Role Overview:

· Write sports betting and legal gambling related news, identify and preview major sports events and matches from a betting perspective.

· Identify and deliver article ideas and resources that support the network's high editorial standards and enhance end user experience.

· Update and improve existing editorial content

· Create reviews of regulated United States licensed sports betting and gambling sites, apps and brands.

Skills & Knowledge Required:

· Excellent editorial/copy writing skills

· SEO friendly content writing

· Strong knowledge of local state based United States sports betting and gambling

· Strong knowledge of gambling/betting markets and terminology

· Creative and motivated

· Well organised and able to meet deadlines

· Attention to detail

Skills & Knowledge Desirable (Not Essential)

· Bachelors degree in journalism or communications or equivalent knowledge and/or experience

· Intimate knowledge of state based North American sports betting and gambling

· Excellent editorial/copy writing skills

· Past experience writing about sports betting, online casinos, esports or the gambling industry in general

· Experience working with wordpress

Other Information

· Your passion for sports and wagering coupled with hard work and dedication will see you thrive in this role working out of hours and on weekends when required to deliver content for major sports events.

· The current positions are contract based but the potential exists to grow with the company as the network evolves and transition in to key full time editorial and management roles.

· Ideally candidates will form a state based or regional network of lead strategic personnel

· Once established there may be a requirement to attend the US based office from time to time.

Physical Requirements

· Occasional travel such as attendance at sport and racing events may be required from time to time to facilitate the role.

Equal Opportunity

This is an equal opportunity role. Passion for sports, esports, sports betting and gambling is culturally and geographically diverse and we strive to ensure our team is strengthened through cultural diversity. Applicants of all ages, ethnicities, religions, backgrounds are encouraged to apply provided you are US based.

Job Types: Full-time, Part-time

Salary: From $12.00 per hour

Work Location:

· Fully Remote

COVID-19 Precaution(s):

· Remote interview process

For more information or to apply, visit: indeed.com/q-Writer-l-Hattiesburg,-MS-jobs.html?from=relatedQueries&saIdx=4&rqf=1&parentQnorm=Communications&vjk=749d430755f6f609&advn=1369140990706315

 

Combat Documentation / Production Specialist (25V)

Combat documentation/production specialists are primarily responsible for supervising, planning and operating electronic and film-based still, video and audio acquisition equipment in order to document combat and noncombat operations.

· Operate and perform unit level maintenance on motion, still and studio television cameras

· Prepare captions for documentation images

· Operate electronic and film-based processing, editing, audio and printing darkroom equipment

Those who want to serve must first take the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery, a series of tests that helps you better understand your strengths and identify which Army jobs are best for you. Job training for a combat documentation/production specialist requires 10 weeks of Basic Combat Training followed by a 26 week Military Communication Foundations (MCF) Course and then 10 weeks of Advanced Individual Training with on-the-job instruction. Part of this time is spent in the classroom and in the field.

Some of the skills you’ll learn are:

· Motion picture equipment operation

· Audio recording and using sound equipment

· Scripting and special effects techniques

Total compensation includes housing, medical, food, special pay, and vacation time. You could earn up to $40,000 in cash bonuses just for enlisting under certain Military Occupational Specialties. In the Army, qualified students can earn full-tuition, merit-based scholarships, allowances for books and fees, plus an annual stipend for living expenses. The skills you learn will help prepare you for a career with civilian film production companies, government audiovisual studios, radio and television stations and advertising agencies. You’ll be qualified to pursue a career as a motion picture camera operator, audiovisual production specialist, sound mixer, recording engineer or broadcasting and recording technician. Those interested in this job may be eligible for civilian employment, after the Army, by enrolling in the Army PaYS program. The PaYS program is a recruitment option that guarantees a job interview with military friendly employers that are looking for experienced and trained Veterans to join their organization.

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

Pay: $35,981.00 - $43,976.00 per year

Benefits:

· 401(k)

· 401(k) matching

· Dental insurance

· Disability insurance

· Employee assistance program

· Health insurance

· Life insurance

· Paid time off

· Parental leave

· Professional development assistance

· Relocation assistance

· Retirement plan

· Tuition reimbursement

· Vision insurance

COVID-19 considerations: The U.S. Army Recruiting Command is dedicated to meeting critical mission requirements while safeguarding the health and wellness of our recruiters, our families and our Future Soldiers.

Education:

· High school or equivalent (Required)

Contract Length:

· More than 1 year

Contract Renewal:

· Likely

Work Location:

· Multiple locations

Typical start time:

· 9AM

Typical end time:

· 5PM

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

· 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

Company's website:

· https://www.goarmy.com/careers-and-jobs/browse-career-and-job-categories/arts-and-media/combat-documentation-production-specialist.html

Company's Facebook page:

· https://www.facebook.com/job_opening/822617848484916/?source=post

Benefit Conditions:

· Waiting period may apply

Work Remotely:

· No

For more information or to apply, visit: indeed.com/cmp/U.S.-Army?from=mobviewjob&tk=1en8va5d03kls000&fromjk=c5b42bd1e6f2d904&attributionid=mobvjcmp

 

Marketing Manager

The Chelsea, University of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg, MS

General Job Description / Responsibilities:

· Assist Managers to build a team of highly motivated, skilled and productive individuals who work well with others. Consistently maintain professional quality of management, communication, and reporting.

· Provide first-class customer service to prospects and residents. Ensure that all resident requests are handled promptly and professionally. Create professional and friendly office environment.

· Assist Managers to maintain occupancy at or above 99% and collections at or above 98% of potential income.

· Achieve the highest possible net operating income (NOI) through the implementation of effective cost control; revenue improvement efforts; and effective budget management

· Focus on improvement and upkeep of the properties’ curb appeal and cleanliness. Contribute wherever possible.

· Assist Managers to implement and maintain a thorough annual marketing plan. Work closely with Managers to ensure all potential marketing avenues are being fully utilized. Share new ideas.

· Effectively maintain product knowledge of property and competitive properties through consistent market research.

· Ensure website, listing sites, social media and marketing materials are up to date and portray the property in a positive, professional, and appealing light at all times. Monitor these sites on a regular basis to promptly communicate any red flags or areas to improve to Manager.

· Assist Managers to plan, advertise, and manage resident functions and events.

· Coordinate advertising events on campus; create partnerships with school and student programs.

· Actively network with student housing professionals in you market. Shop your competitors and develop relationships with other professionals in the field.

· Assist Managers to maintain a positive reputation, and relationship with school and community.

· Promote harmonious relations among residents, parents, staff, and surrounding community, while enforcing company policies and standards.

· Outreach – spend necessary time on campus and at local businesses to promote cross adverting and positive relationships.

· Fill in for other positions whenever necessary and assist with after-hours emergencies.

· React to potential situations which would cause liability to the property or the management company. Ensure all landlord/tenant statutes, fair housing laws, and safety codes are followed, and train staff accordingly.

· Communicate needs, ideas, and problems effectively with Manager so properties and run as efficiently as possible.

· Communicate effectively with other staff members.

· Comply with all policies and procedures, and training programs.

· Maintaining the highest quality of workmanship and professionalism.

· Participate in weekly meetings with employees to facilitate learning, communication, and team building.

· Adhere to safe work practices and follow all safety programs.

· Perform other job duties as requested by Manager.

For more information or to apply, visit: http://www.clsliving.com/careers/?job_location=Hattiesburg-MS&job_id=3029#job-results

 

Multimedia Designer

Who We Are:

Cardinal Financial is a nationwide direct mortgage lender whose mission is to prove that homeownership is possible for everyone. By bringing an open-minded approach to an often closed-minded industry, we're able to embrace every unique financial situation differently in order to craft the best possible loans for our borrowers. We pride ourselves on providing excellent service backed by our groundbreaking technology, and these two components of our process come together to complete a simple, personalized mortgage experience. But it all starts with our people.

We believe that no matter where you fit in our organization—Sales, Human Resources, Information Technology, or even re-stocking the break rooms with endless coffee supplies—everyone can influence the experience that we provide to our customers and our partners. We tell our customers and our partners that anything can be reimagined. So why not your career? Looking to join a company that values its people, innovates and expands on its proprietary technology, and is growing at a ridiculous rate?! Apply below!

Who We Need:

We are looking for a Multimedia Designer to join our design team for all things motion, animation, as well as instructional and training content. You will report to our Art Director and work on the Design Team within the Brand & Customer Experience Team to design and develop engaging media for a variety of needs. Our goal with this role is to help our Communications, Brand, and Marketing team members effectively storytell and convert consumers through appealing visual aids. Here at Cardinal Financial, we’re all about the experience, so we’re looking for a talented designer with a proven background in animation, video, presentation graphics, and the like to bring our visual design to the next level.

What You Will Do:

· Collaborate with the Art Director, and other graphic and interface designers to achieve maximum engagement and effectiveness in digital design through 2D animation, video, and motion graphics.

· Design and create enticing motion graphics for video deliverables (corporate videos, hub videos, eLearning, websites, marketing campaigns, demos, etc.).

· Edit raw video footage and stock footage by adding effects/elements to enhance motion graphics including lower thirds, open and close graphics.

· Create storyboards (as needed) to bring brand content to life and adhering to documented brand standards.

· Maintain project documentation and course folders on Google Drive, and assist in making sure all deliverables are saved and are launched appropriately.

· Maintain and follow best practices for versioning control, naming convention and organization of graphic files—downloads, edits, logs and organizes stock footage, and creative assets.

· Respond to user feedback, data/analytics, and feedback to improve the creative output.

· Consult other content designers that are working on complex deliverables and assist in ideation of the proper output within the appropriate method.

· Coach, cross-train, and mentor more junior designers with motion graphics best practices and execution. Additionally, you are flexible to step away from motion graphics and take direction from content designers if you are assisting on other non-motion projects.

· At times, assist with training deliverables and work with subject matter experts and technical writers to understand and identify the target audience’s training needs and the most appropriate delivery method.

What You Need:

· 5-7 years as an instructional graphic designer, Multimedia Designer, animation designer, or similar for a financial services, banking, mortgage company, continuing education platform, or an agency.

· BS or MA degree in motion graphics, animation, educational technology, instructional design, or similar.

· Experience with 2D and 3D animation and working with voice-over talent to provide inflection points, with the ability to time recorded voice-overs to video and motion content.

· Familiar with website design, video technology, editing and animating.

· Visual design skills (XD, Sketch, Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign).

· Animation and video software: Adobe After Effects, Cinema 4D, Premiere, Final Cut Pro, Adobe Animate.

· Flexible and willing to adapt quickly to project priorities and changes in project scope.

· Thrive in a fast-paced environment with shifting demands and timelines.

· Have a collaborative mindset and enjoy working with technical writers, subject matter experts, designers, developers, and alike to achieve the deliverable goals.

· Organized and able to manage multiple projects simultaneously via project management tool(s).

· Excited about being part of a forward-thinking team that are knowledgeable, high producing, and always looking to learn and grow as a group.

Bonus Points:

· Experience working within new software platforms to capture keystrokes and screen recordings for training videos.

· Ability to work from pre-recorded training videos to decipher how to capture important screenshots for multimedia needs (whether it be video, animation, or static content).

· Solid knowledge of learning theories and instructional design models.

· Proven working experience in instructional design and with instructional technology.

What We Offer:

· Strength, Stability, and Vision.

· A commitment to be a relevant market leader - we are aiming for the top!

· Highly engineered proprietary technology that is revolutionizing the mortgage industry.

· An empowered culture where your ideas are important and your voice matters.

· Opportunity for career growth.

· Competitive compensation package.

· Benefits that become effective the first day of the month following your start date including - Medical, Dental, Vision, Disability Insurance and much more.

· 401K w/ 50% match up to a maximum employee contribution of 5%- Effective the 1st of the month following 30-days of employment.

Cardinal Financial is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We respect and aim to empower individuals and support the diverse cultures, perspectives, skills and experiences within our workforce.

For more information or to apply, visit: phf.tbe.taleo.net/phf01/ats/careers/v2/viewRequisition?org=CARDFINA&cws=38&rid=1391&source=Indeed.com&source=Indeed.com

 

Online Communications Tutor

Tutor.com 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

Benefits:

  • · Flexible Schedule

Location:

  • · United States (Required)

Work Location:

  • · Fully Remote

Company's website: tutor.com/apply

 

News - Morning Anchor - WDAM

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 87 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.

ABOUT STATION:

WDAM is located between Hattiesburg and Laurel, Mississippi. We are known as the Pine Belt and reach viewers in eight counties (Covington, Forrest, Jasper, Jones, Lamar, Marion, Perry and Wayne). WDAM is within driving distance to New Orleans and the Mississippi Gulf Coast. We are the most trusted source for news on television and our digital platforms.

JOB SUMMARY:

WDAM is looking for an experienced Morning Anchor to join our news team. Applicants should have a minimum of (1) year experience as an Investigative Reporter and News Anchor. Our candidate must be a strong journalist, positive leader inside and outside the newsroom and creative storyteller and writer. The candidate must be able to lift and carry video equipment, shoot, write, edit, and post multiple stories daily on air, online and to social media websites all under tight deadlines.

GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

Responsibilities will include but not be limited to:

  • Anchoring WDAM Sunrise from 5a-7a and fill-in for other shifts as needed; including holidays and weekends.    
  • Reporting live from the field and in the studio for our newscasts
  • Enterprising ideas for original, impactful and compelling content for all platforms    
  • Sending and following up on FOIA requests to local, statewide and federal agencies     
  • Writing sidebars and turn day-of investigative content to enhance news of the day coverage 
  • Developing sources within the community to report on important issues    
  • Strategizing with news management on investigative workflow and special report placement
  • Developing creative content specifically for digital and OTT platforms
  • Using social media to promote content, drive engagement, find sources and stories      
  • Covering breaking news and severe weather                                                                        
  • Being comfortable with live shots, extended and extensive news coverage.

Requirements

-Bachelor’s degree or higher in Journalism, Mass Communications or related field or equivalent

Professional experience

-Proven track record of in-depth investigative reporting

Please apply online at gray.tv/careers#currentopenings

 

Multimedia Journalist – WDAM

ABOUT 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.

JOB SUMMARY

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.

GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES

  • 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 gray.tv/careers#currentopenings 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

 

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