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Tuesday's Tidbits

March 3, 2020

1.  Marketing and Communications Specialist

Location: Poplarville

Status: FT/12 months

Educational requirements: Bachelor’s degree required

Work Experience: Thorough knowledge of video and image editing software; photography experience is preferred.

Overview: This position is a key member of the Marketing Communications Department and is involved in crafting a visual plan for Pearl River communications. Applicant is expected to be creative, keep up with trends in digital marketing and social media, and work well with a team.

Examples of work produced by this position include — but are not limited to — social media graphics, “hype” videos and magazine layout. Content this position creates will be used across the college, including athletics, academics and recruiting.

Application deadline: Until filled

Applicant must submit the following to Kelly Reid in Human Resources at 
· Professional/support staff application – (professional/support staff application can be found at
· Resume 
· Portfolio or link with clips and examples of previous work
· Letter of interest
· Three (3) professional references with contact information

2. Teach Reading Classes to Students of All Ages 

Now Accepting Applications for Summer 2020

The Institute of Reading Development offers summer reading skills programs in partnership with the continuing education departments of more than 100 colleges and universities nationwide. Since 1970, the Institute’s teachers have helped over 3 million students master valuable reading skills and develop a lifelong love of reading.  Programs designed by the Institute give students the right skills, books, and experiences that result in greater success in school and beyond.

We are currently hiring hard-working, encouraging people with a passion for reading to teach our summer programs. As an Institute teacher you will:

Earn up to $8,000 in one summer. Our full-time teachers typically earn $550-$700 per week.
Improve your teaching skills and confidence during our comprehensive, paid training program.
Gain over 400 hours of classroom teaching experience with a variety of age groups from 4-year-olds to adults.
Help your students become successful readers with a love of great books.
We are seeking applicants from any academic discipline. All applicants must have an undergraduate degree or higher in their field before the start of our teaching season.

Successful Institute teachers:

Have strong reading skills and read for pleasure
Are responsible and hard-working, with good communication and organizational skills
Will be patient and supportive with students
Learn more about teaching for us and apply today: Summer Teaching Jobs

1. John M. Will Memorial Journalism Scholarship

John M. Will, for whom John Will Elementary School is named, was an education reporter for the Mobile Press Register newspapers in the 1950s and ‘60s. Will was an excellent observer and writer who was highly regarded by his peers and became legendary for his expertise.

Each year, a committee made up of Mobile-area practicing journalists and journalism educators chooses winners of the John M. Will Memorial Scholarship. To be eligible:
·  Students must be residents of Mobile, Baldwin, Escambia, Clarke, Conecuh, Washington or Monroe County, Alabama; Santa Rosa or Escambia County, Florida;  Jackson or George County, Mississippi.
·  Students must be at a senior level in high school who will be enrolled full time at an accredited college or university in a course of study that relates to journalism. 
Last April, the committee awarded more than $8,000 shared by a winner and runners-up. The committee expects to award as much as $8,000 in 2020, as well.

WEBSITE with more information & link to application:

All application materials must be received before Monday, March 16, 2020. 


2. Rising Star Scholarship

Sales and Marketing Professionals – Pinebelt is now accepting applications for its 2020 Rising Star Scholarship. The scholarship is awarded to a college or graduating high school student who shows potential in sales, marketing, or community engagement. Please share with qualified students in your area.

The Rising Star Scholarship recipient is selected through a competitive application process, which includes submitting an essay and student portfolio. In addition to being recognized during the SMP Pinnacle Awards gala in April, the winner will receive a scholarship for the fall semester, the opportunity to intern with SMP, and a complimentary student membership in the organization to attend monthly meetings and network with professionals.

Last year, the SMP Pinnacle Awards, combined with generous donations from Payne Companies and Petro Nissan, funded a $1,000 scholarship to 2019’s Rising Star recipient, Purvis High School student Reyanna Grace Reid. This year, the organization expects to award two scholarships.

For more information about the scholarship or to download the official application, please visit Completed applications may be sent to Paige Robertson at<> no later than Friday, March 13.


Come to Pyro's and enjoy a slice of pizza and relaxation!

Thursday, March 5 5:00 - 9:00 p.m.

Don't forget to mention SMABJ at purchase!

Wounded Waters is a Non-Profit that helps Wounded Warriors and Veterans.

They are seeking an experienced volunteers to help with their social media and marketing to help them grow. Please contact Kevin Klepac at (772)321-9366 or by email at

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