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Make your mark in Broadcasting and Digital Media. Sinclair Broadcast Group and Sinclair Digital Solutions are dedicated to making Sinclair a communications powerhouse! We are the largest and most diversified television broadcasting company in the country. Sinclair owns and operates, programs or provides services to more television stations than anyone and has affiliations with all major networks. Sinclair Digital group is focused on bringing the most engaging content to web, mobile and over-the-top broadcasting to audiences all over the country!  Our success is the result of extraordinary employees and an exemplary management team who believe in a vision and are dedicated ensuring a great future for our employees. Whether you are an industry veteran or a just starting out, you can find it at Sinclair! We are advancing the world of Broadcasting and we want YOU to join our winning team!

WCIV is looking for a part-time Production Assistant for our newscasts and Features programs.


Perform any production duties as assigned including:

  • Operate studio camera, audio, graphics generator or teleprompter
  • Create graphics daily using Photoshop and Ross Expression system
  • Edit video for daily newscasts
  • Maintain production studio and control room
  • Perform other tasks related to the position as assigned, which may include website contribution
  • Fill in on an as-needed basis for audio, studio, and graphics creation


  • Knowledge of production standards and equipment
  • Graphics experience helpful.
  • Live audio experience very helpful
  • Full working knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite helpful
  • Ability to communicate and perform duties while under pressure
  • Typing and good spelling skills necessary
  • Ability to read and write, college degree preferred
  • Must be able to lift & position 40 pound lighting instruments
  • Must have valid driver’s license with clean record
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills preferred
  • Applicant should be extremely dependable, prompt and have a positive demeanor

General Hours:

  • Must be able to work weekends and holidays
  • Other hours may include early morning or evening hours depending on staffing needs
  • Other hours on occasion for special assignments


Apply online here

Institute on Political Journalism

Washington, DC   June 2 – July 27, 2018

Priority Deadline for Scholarships: February 7

Final Deadline: March 13

**Full-Tuition Scholarship Funding Available – See Below for Details**

Apply to the 2018 Institute on Political Journalism and be a journalist or communications professional in the city where front page news is made every day.

There has never been a more important and challenging time to be a news reporter in Washington DC. This summer you can be in the heart of the headline-making capital and show that you have what it takes. Use your skills and passion to get past the noise and report the facts!

Program Components:

  • Journalism or PR Internship: Intern 30-35 hours a week at a media news outlet or a strategic communications firm. You’ll learn firsthand how to:
  • Cover Congress & the federal government
  • Do “man on the street” interviews
  • Use social media to promote a public relations campaign
  • Research background information on an investigative series
  • Gather sound bites from a Congressional hearing
  • Pitch a client’s new book to media outlets around the country
  • Attend a press conference at a federal agency
  • Create content for a radio stations website
  • Interview a member of Congress
  • Shadow a TV producer in the field
  • Pitch ideas for ways to increase your clients’ membership base
  • Write breaking news story about statements made at a White House press conference
  • Economics and Government Coursework: Combine theory and practice and take courses on economics, journalism, and government for 3 to 9 credit hours through George Mason University. Click here to view the course catalog.
  • Exclusive Lectures and Site Briefings: Attend a briefing by a member of Congress on Capitol Hill. Visit the Newseum or take private tour of the National Press Club. Tour the Washington Post Headquarters or take a behind the scenes tour of the press operations in the U.S. Senate.
  • Small Group Networking: Meet with seasoned reporters, TV producers, online editors, principles in major PR firms and learn about various career paths in journalism or strategic communications.
  • Mentor Program: Connect with a practitioner in your field of interest who will serve as a professional mentor during and after the program. He or she will provide tips for living in Washington as well as career advice and networking contacts.
  • Housing: Students will live in furnished apartments on campus at George Washington University in downtown Washington, DC and are matched with other program participants as roommates. The apartments are located steps from the White House, State Department and National Monuments, and provide easy access to the DC metro transportation system.
  • Scholarships: More than 70% of students receive partial scholarship awards based on financial need and merit. Full scholarships are available through the Leadership Scholars Program – click here for details.


Application Instructions:

Applications are reviewed and accepted on a rolling basis until the final deadline of March 13, but applicants are encouraged to apply for by the February 7 Priority Deadline for Scholarships in order to receive special consideration.

Application requirements include a topical essay, statement of purpose, resume, official transcript, letter of recommendation and $25 application fee. An application checklist is available here:

Please visit  for more program details and to begin an application. Questions may be directed to Joe Starrs, Institute on Political Journalism Director, at or 202.986.0384.



Halloween movie Extras needed

By Cierra Seid
Posted on 10 January 2018 | 4:55 pm — 


The crew filming Halloween is coming to Charleston and they are in need of extras.

If you want to be in a film, the agency asks you to submit your name, two photos and all the information in the post below to

The casting post reads:

Charleston Movie -Still seeking those of various races for filming. Kids, Teens & Adults of all ages. Asian, Filipino, Japanese, Chinese, Hawaiian, Hispanic, Latino, Mexican, Indian, Middle Eastern, Native American, African American and more.  If you have already submitted -do NOT resubmit. We have you on file and you are definitely being considered. If you have yet to submit for this film -please do such ASAP as we begin filming later this coming week.  Submissions should include 2 current photos (can be taken with a cell phone -one full length/one closer up). Your Name, Phone, Age, Height/Weight, Clothing Sizes, List/describe any visible tattoos and if you have artist release for such, Vehicle information (color/make/model/year) and City /State you reside.

REMINDER -those submitting should live in the Charleston, SC area or within a very short driving distance.
SUBMISSIONS SHOULD BE SENT to us at with heading being your Ethnicity/Gender/Age/City & State you reside.
EXAMPLE -Indian Male, 30’s Charleston, SC

Blue Ion is seeking a PR & Communications Intern

By Cierra Seid
Posted on 10 January 2018 | 1:25 pm — 

Blue Ion is a full-service digital marketing firm that creates everything around brands. They’ve been at it since 2000, and the combined team comes from an array of disciplines, has a variety of skills, and loves the work they do. Blue Ion is looking for a junior or senior who will support the Communications team with a variety of tasks related to public relations, marketing, and content production. If you love to read and write, have a keen eye for newsworthy stories, and are interested in bringing out the best in brands – this internship is for you!

Primary Responsibilities

  • Monitor and report on client news
  • Editorial calendar research
  • Research and build media lists
  • Help shape and execute client PR and content strategy
  • Attend client meetings
  • Help build Blue Ion’s presence across all media platforms

What We’re Looking For

  • Current journalism or communications major with an interest in public relations
  • A strong understanding of what makes compelling news
  • A love of social media and an eye for emerging trends
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Self-motivated and comfortable with a fast-paced (and fun!) environment
  • Ability to work 2-3 days a week, part time (we’re flexible around class schedules – school comes first)
  • A dog lover (we often have furry friends in the office)
  • Bonus points to those with prior internship experience

Perks of the Gig

  • We work in a sweet space with equally sweet clients
  • No two days are the same
  • Cold beer on tap (for those of age)
  • Ability to learn from our amazing creative colleagues – who are programmers, videographers, designers, strategists, the list goes on.
  • Writing clips + added street cred to your resume
  • This is a PAID position


To apply, send your resume and writing clips (class work is fine) to and

Center for Women seeks Research Intern

By Cierra Seid
Posted on 9 January 2018 | 12:15 pm — 

The Center for Women is a non-profit organization that serves to educate and advocate so that women
in Charleston are equipped to achieve personal and professional success. We are seeking a Research
Intern to assist our team and support our mission. This person will be responsible for research and
analysis that guides our programming and keeps our audience informed about the progress and
challenges faced by women in our community.

The Research Intern’s primary responsibility will be to compile a scorecard that measures various
indicators of gender inequality in South Carolina, which will function as an update to the Status of
Women Report we released in 2015. The original report can be viewed on our website:


– Research the status of women’s leadership, health, and economic security in South Carolina
– Work with communications staff to compile most recent data into a scorecard for publication
– Communicate findings through articles for the Center for Women website and newsletter
– Assist with data entry and analysis from program and membership surveys
– Contribute to ongoing development of program evaluation mechanisms


– Excellent written communication skills
– Ability to synthesize information and tell a meaningful story with data
– Academic research experience
– Attention to detail
– Demonstrable interest in women’s empowerment

Learning Objectives:

– Understanding of research methods and sources for national, statewide, and local data
– Effective strategies for communicating issue-based data to a broad audience
– Introduction to nonprofit workflow and management

Interns should be able to commit 12-15 hours per week, with room for flexibility. This internship is unpaid but provides the opportunity to attend all Center for Women events, including networking opportunities with some of the top professionals in Charleston.

To apply, please send a resume and cover letter to

Paid Summer Internships with Post & Courier

By Cassandra P. Foster
Posted on 8 January 2018 | 2:01 pm — 

The Pulitzer Prize-winning Post and Courier is seeking applications for its paid summer internship program.

We are looking for talented students or very recent graduates to spend 10 weeks working in the Post and Courier newsroom as a temporary full-time reporter, photographer/videographer, page designer/copy editor or digital journalist. We will accept three to four interns and encourage applicants from all walks of life and levels of experience to apply. Candidates should have demonstrated experience producing journalism at either a student or professional media organization.

A growing, independently owned news organization based in beautiful Charleston, S.C., The Post and Courier’s local owners have deep roots in the community and care deeply about this newspaper and its reputation. Interns are paid $10 per hour for a 37.5-hour work week. The typical internship lasts 12 weeks.

Send a cover letter, resume and your best work samples to Executive Editor Mitch Pugh at The application deadline is Jan. 15. We are an equal opportunity employer and drug-free workplace.

When applying, mention you saw this posting listed at

Center for Women Seeks Communications Intern

By Cassandra P. Foster
Posted on 8 January 2018 | 1:09 pm — 

The Center for Women is seeking a Communications Intern for the spring semester.

To apply for this internship, visit CougarJobLink. To access CougarJobLink, log into MyCharleston and go to the Student Services Tab and click on CougarJobLink. This posting is listed as posting#: 13178.

Learning Objectives:

  • Best practices for monitoring, posting, and tracking analytics on social networks
  • Workflow for social media communications
  • Effective strategies to increase traffic, brand awareness, and content management

Job Description:

  • The Center for Women is a non-profit that serves to educate and advocate so that women in the Charleston community are empowered to achieve personal and professional success. We are looking for a social media intern to assist our team and support our mission. This will be a great opportunity to get valuable experience in social media including (but not limited to) Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and LinkedIn. This will involve creating and publishing content, developing brand awareness, generating inbound traffic, customer service, and cultivating leads.
  • Interns should be able to commit to 12-15 hours per week, although there is room for more flexible hours/duration. This internship is unpaid but provides the opportunity to attend all Center for Women events, network with some of the top professionals in Charleston, and be strongly considered for full-time positions after graduation.


  • Engaging with the Center for Women’s online community
  • Creating, scheduling, and publishing content across all social media channels
  • Analyze and report social media results
  • Research and monitor the social media efforts of similar organizations and community partners
  • Coordinating with Development VISTA for online marketing and advertising campaigns
  • Collaborating with staff on projects and assignments

Qualifications – Position Requirements:

  • Must be a student currently enrolled in a degree-seeking program and able to receive college credit for internship hours
  • Provide links to 1-3 social networking profiles to demonstrate interest and knowledge
  • Possesses experience in writing and able to provide two writing samples
  • Skilled in presentation, interpersonal relations, and customer management
  • Performs well in environment that values creativity, flexibility, and variety
  • Exhibits personal qualities, such as open-mindedness, enthusiasm, and adaptability

Phil Noble for SC Governor Seeks Volunteers

By Cassandra P. Foster
Posted on 8 January 2018 | 12:45 pm — 

The Phil Noble for SC Governor campaign is looking for current students and recent college or law school graduates who are interested in pursuing a career in Democratic politics, or looking for a once-in-a-lifetime experience to join our fundraising staff. Prior campaign and fundraising experience is not required.

Responsibilities will include: traveling and working directly with the candidate for governor, organizing and coordinating fundraising events, compiling and analyzing data and research, and developing and implementing strategic plans.

To apply, send a resume and cover letter to JP Boyle at

The Historic Charleston Foundation is seeking Marketing and Communications Interns for the spring semester.

To apply for this internship, visit CougarJobLink. To access CougarJobLink, log into MyCharleston and go to the Student Services Tab and click on CougarJobLink. This posting is listed as posting#: 13135.

Learning Objectives:

Historic Charleston Foundation (HCF) is seeking 2-3 spring 2018 marketing and communications interns eager to hone their skills and gain resume-building experience in destination marketing. Interns will also assist with the preparation and execution of the annual spring Festival of Houses and Gardens and Charleston Antiques Show which attract over 15,000 guests and 650 volunteers.

Job Description:

  • Assist in writing and editing for multiple media and audiences, and pitch local and national media.
  • Assist with 6-week Festival of Houses and Gardens with responsibilities ranging from substituting for docents in the houses to poster distribution and calendar postings.
  • Assist with volunteer management including data entry, training, benefits and outreach.
  • Assist as needed with editing website and writing blog posts.
  • Assist with strategic social media planning and posting.
  • Proofreading internal and external communications.
  • Photographing Foundation events as necessary.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications – Position Requirements:

  • Desire to work hard and to learn
  • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills with attention to detail
  • Strong editing and proofreading skills
  • Proficient in MS Office, specifically Word and Excel, as well as web-based research
  • Flexibility, ability to deal under pressure, quick thinking, and a positive attitude are critical for this function
  • Other desired skills include; exceptional interpersonal skills, solid organizational and time management skills.

Time Requirements:

  • 10-20 hours/week (flexible)
  • Must be willing to support HCF programs outside of normal business hours (Monday-Friday, 8:30am-5pm)

Work Environment:

  • Interns will be in the office most days, but must also be willing to visit and travel to other HCF locations, off-site venues and also be comfortable working outdoors.
  • Must be willing to work with both the Marketing and Communications and Philanthropy Departments
  • May be required to lift boxes and supplies up to 25lbs.
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