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The National Retail Federation in Washington DC is seeking rising sophomores, juniors, and seniors to intern for the summer.

The National Retail Federation (NRF) is the world’s largest retail trade association, representing discount and department stores, home goods and specialty stores, Main Street merchants, grocers, wholesalers, chain restaurants and Internet retailers from the United States and more than 45 countries. Retail is the nation’s largest private sector employer, supporting one in four U.S. jobs – 42 million working Americans. Contributing $2.6 trillion to the annual GDP, retail is a daily barometer for the nation’s economy.

Internships are paid and interns will work full-time (30 hours per week). Internships are available in the following areas –

  • Communications and public affairs
  • Foundation work
  • Government relations
  • Marketing
  • Member relations
  • Research

For more information and to apply, please visit https://nrf.com/who-we-are/careers-nrf/summer-internships-nrf-0

Applications are due April 13, 2018. If you are interested, please let Ann Looper Pryor (pryoral@cofc.edu) know as she has a connection with this organization. Ann Looper Pryor is Vice President for CofC’s Office of Alumni Affairs.

Strategic Communications & Ops. Intern with AARP

By Cierra Seid
Posted on 26 March 2018 | 1:47 pm — 
Job Title: Strategic Communications & Ops. Intern (Summer)
Job Function: Intern
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Location: Washington, DC US
Business Unit Description

AARP is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization, with a membership of nearly 38 million that helps people turn their goals and dreams into ‘Real Possibilities’ by changing the way America defines aging. With staffed offices in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands, AARP works to strengthen communities and promote the issues that matter most to families such as healthcare security, financial security and personal fulfillment. AARP also advocates for individuals in the marketplace by selecting products and services of high quality and value to carry the AARP name.  As a trusted source for news and information, AARP produces the world’s largest circulation magazine, AARP The Magazine and AARP Bulletin.Integrated Communications is a multimedia, service-focused communications operation that leads in shaping the impression of AARP by providing communications planning, support and execution for AARP’s strategic business units.

Summary Statement

AARP’s Communications Strategy Group oversees integrated communications across the AARP enterprise.  The Group develops messaging, and creates and oversees the execution of multi-channel strategies to reach targeted audiences. Our Communications Intern will support Strategy Directors and will be directly exposed to all stages of the communications strategy process.

Responsibilities

The AARP Communications Intern, embedded in AARP’s Communications Strategy Group, will join a busy team of professionals during the summer, to assist the team in achieving its goals. The group develops AARP’s annual communications priorities and serves as a hub for communications strategy for issues that are important to people who are 50 and older, such as:

  • Healthy Living;
  • Caregiving;
  • Savings & Planning and,
  • Work & Jobs.

Major responsibilities of the intern include and are not limited to the following:

  • Support director-level staff in developing and executing communications strategies focusing on AARP core issues;
  • Assist in managing on-going projects such as message testing, developing and updating collateral material, tracking and reporting results of communications campaigns and collecting and cataloging AARP member stories;
  • Provide support in preparing for communications strategy meetings, presentations and reports;
  • Fact checking, writing and editing.

Requirements

Interns must be currently enrolled in a degreed program at an accredited college or university; maintain a minimum GPA of 3.0; and be considered rising undergraduate juniors or seniors.  Those who are pursuing their undergraduate degrees in journalism or communications are highly encouraged to apply for this opportunity.  AARP also considers non-traditional interns who are looking to re-enter the workforce or change careers.  This may include those who have previously graduated college and are now enrolled in a continuing education program.

Our successful candidate must comfortably demonstrate the following: 

  • Strong writing, speaking and editing skills;
  • Strong collaboration skills;
  • Capable of developing effective PowerPoint presentations;
  • Self-starter who is comfortable working in a fast-moving atmosphere without a lot of oversight;
  • Well-organized and capable of meeting deadlines;
  • Pursuing an undergraduate degree in your junior or senior year, with demonstrated interest in communications or journalism.

To Apply for this Opportunity

  1. Apply through the careers page – www.aarp.org/careers – Job # 12459558.
  2. Click APPLY to complete the online application and submit a current resume in response to this posting;
  3. Attach a copy of your transcript detailing the number of accumulated credits and your current GPA (a minimum GPA of 3.0 is required);
  4. Be prepared to submit two letters of recommendation; which can be from a college or university professor or a manager who is familiar with your work (please note that we cannot complete the hiring process without these references)
  5. Be prepared to submit writing samples, if required for the position

Instructions for Uploading Your Documents

  1. Attach your resume as part of the online application
  2. Click the SUBMIT button at the end of the application
  3. Select VIEW SUBMITTED APPLICATION
  4. Select the MY ACTIVITIES
  5. Select “Add Attachment” under the section labeled COVER LETTERS & ATTACHMENTS
  6. Select the Attachment Type and list the Attachment Title
  7. Select Upload your document
  8. Select Save
  9. If uploading multiple documents, repeat steps 5-8

Summer Photograph/Videographer at Camp Woodie (Paid)

By Cierra Seid
Posted on 12 March 2018 | 11:45 am — 

Job Description

The photographer/videographer position for Camp Woodie includes taking pictures and video of camp activities (skeet shooting, archery, canoeing, etc.) during camp sessions, uploading daily photos to Facebook, and creating a multimedia presentation for the camp awards ceremony each Thursday evening. The applicant is required to live at camp for the duration of this position (May 20th-August 10th) from Sunday afternoon until Thursday evening.

Duties & Responsibilities

-Photographing and videoing camp activities throughout all camp sessions (Sunday afternoon-Thursday evening, May27th-August 9th)

-Uploading activity photos to Camp Woodie Facebook page twice a day

-Producing a presentation of weekly photos/videos for the end-of-week awards ceremony each Thursday

Knowledge & Abilities

-Knowledgeable use of a DSLR camera for photo & video

-Knowledge of & experience with iMovie or Adobe Premier

-Applicant must use his/her own laptop

-Proficiency in Facebook

-Experience managing a business’ social media page is a plus

-Knowledge of and love for the outdoors is a major plus, but not a requirement

-Ability to work as a team player

Education & Experience

-Two years of college education is preferred

-Open to Journalism, (Visual) Communications, Advertising majors or majors in a related field

-Photography & video shooting experience

Wages

-$250 per week

-If lifeguard certified, the applicant has the opportunity to also work as a camp lifeguard and earn $50 more per week.

-Housing and food is provided for the entire duration of training and summer camp. (May 20th- August 10th)

 

To apply, send a cover letter, resume & examples of photo/video work or website link to tjordan@scwa.org.

WCBD-TV seeking News Producer

By Cierra Seid
Posted on 7 March 2018 | 2:22 pm — 

Job Title: Producer, News

Education: Bachelor’s Degree

Career Level: Experienced (Non-Manager)

Location: Nexstar – WCBD – Mount Pleasant, SC 29464 US (Primary)

Category: News

Job Type: Full-time

Job Description: Charleston, SC  Channel 2

Apply online at nexstar.tv/careers

Nexstar’s NBC Affiliate station, WCBD-TV,  in beautiful Charleston, SC, has an opening for a Producer in our News Department. The ideal candidate has solid news judgment, thrives on breaking news, and is creative, enthusiastic and solution oriented. Strong communication skills, journalism background, excellent web writing skills and a solid grasp of basic computer skills are a must. Candidates must also be familiar with and willing to communicate with customers using social media. Must be self-directing, self-motivating, and able to work well with a diverse group of people.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Minorities/Female/Disabled and Veterans. Pre-employment background check required. To be considered, must apply on line at Nexstar.tv/Careers.  No phone calls please.Operating System:
Basic computer competency a must. Familiarity with videotape logging and editing preferred. Experience with AP, ENPS, and editing equipment a plus.Prior experience in associate producing and/or line producing for commercial station newscast a plus, 2 – 4 years of experience as a television producer is preferred.

Position Summary:

The News Producer produces daily newscast items, decides the order in which stories will be told, writes teases and other content, times news programs, edits video, and posts video to the website.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

• Produces newscasts for broadcast across all platforms.
• Writes and orders news stories.
• Approves scripts.
• Balances news and feature content to create compelling broadcasts.
• Edits video.
• Writes stories for the website and other eMedia platforms.
• Interacts with viewers and users on social media sites.
• Performs other duties as assigned.
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