Tuesday's Tidbits

1.    The Association of LGBTQ Journlist – NLGJA Student Opportunities
2.    Internship Opportunities for the Summer
3.    HERO Sports Hype Video Contest 2017 – Deadline July 31
4.    WTOK-TV Job Opportunities
5.    Fall Graduation Application Deadline – July 1

 
1.    The Association of LGBTQ Journlist – NLGJA Student Opportunities

CONNECT: Student Journalism Projects

  • NLGJA’s CONNECT: Student Journalism Project provides real-world experience and professional connections at NLGJA’s National Convention for 12 students across the country who are considering a career in journalism. This year’s National Convention is at the Loews Philadelphia Hotel, September 7-10, 2017. NLGJA covers student expenses including airfare, food and accommodations. Applicants do not need to be a member of NLGJA or a member of the LGBTQ community to apply. NLGJA accepts applicants from all disciplines, departments and majors.

Aarons and Longcope Scholarships
NLGJA offers annual scholarships to students hoping to pursue a journalism career. 

  • The Kay Longcope Scholarship Award - For 2017-2018 academic year will provide up to $3,000 tuition assistance to an LGBTQ student of color who plans a career in journalism and is committed to furthering NLGJA’s mission of fair and accurate coverage of the LGBTQ community.
  • The Leroy F. Aarons Scholarship Awards - For the 2017-2018 academic year will provide up to $5,000 in tuition funding to an LGBTQ student who plans a career in journalism and is committed to furthering NLGJA’s mission of fair and accurate coverage of the LGBTQ community.

Applications for CONNECT and Scholarships  due May 31, 2017. 
Apply at www.nlgja.org.
 
For more information on NLGJA and our student opportunities please visit www.nlgja.org. Please contact Sachelle Brooks (sachelle@nlgja.org) with any questions or concerns.

 

 
 


2.   
Internship Opportunities for the Summer

  • Hattiesburg Convention & Tourism Commission – Click here for full details including description and a list of responsibilities for the intern.
  • WDAM – Erik Snell, the marketing director at WDAM, is now accepting applications for summer internships. If you are interested, he can be reached through email at esnell@wdam.com.

 
3.    HERO Sports Hype Video Contest 2017 – Deadline July 31
Are you hyped for the 2017-2018 college football season?! Prove it. Create a spine tingling hype video for this year’s team and you could win $500! Just a few things to get you started. Create a hype video,ideally between two to three minutes. upload to Youtube and than submit your video link to video@herosports.com before July 31st.

The 10 videos that have the most views and are selected by the HERO Sports selection committee will be put up for a vote by the public. In order to qualify you MUST title the video 2017 HERO Sports Hype video: (insert school name). The earlier you submit your video, the longer you will have to promote your work.  The 3rd place winner will receive $200, the 2nd place winner will receive $300 and the first place winner will receive $500! This contest is open to students, athletic departments, fanatic fans, EVERYBODY!  Ready, set, create!



4.   
WTOK-TV Job Opportunities
WTOK-TV has an immediate opening for a Part-time Production Assistant. TV or radio experience is preferred.  Photo or video experience is helpful.  Flexible schedule is required, including nights, early mornings and weekends.  They need to be organized, proactive, show initiative, good computer skills and communication skills. They should have a keen eye for detail, be happy to work under pressure and to strict deadlines, as well as numerate and very flexible.
 
To apply, please go to their online Careers website at www.gray.tv/applynow.  Pre-employment drug screening and MVR check required. WTOK-TV is a drug free workplace, equal opportunity employer and also participates in the Homeland Security E-Verify program.
 
WTOK is also still accepting applications for the following positions:
Multimedia Journalist – Bureau Reporter
News Video Journalist
Sports Reporter/Anchor
Meteorologist/News Reporter/Photographer
Master Control Operator/Production Technician
 

5.    Fall Graduation Application Deadline – July 1
Seniors planning to graduate this fall please note that the deadline to apply for graduation (yes, you must apply) is July 1. After that date the Registrar’s Office charges a late fee that continues to increase the longer you wait to apply.
 
More information on applying for graduation is available via the Registrar’s Website: https://www.usm.edu/registrar/graduation-commencement