Florida Magazine Association annual conference Aug. 7-8

Published: July 23rd, 2014

The Florida Magazine Association’s 61st Annual Publishing Conference and Expo will be held on Aug. 7-8 at the Omni Orlando Resort at Championsgate. Go to: http://www.floridamagazine.org for more information and to register.

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Career Resource Center Marketing and Communications Internship

Published: July 23rd, 2014

Unknown-6The Career Resource Center is looking for creative and innovative students for its Marketing and Communications internship. This internship will give the successful candidate valuable real-world experience in marketing, social media, media relations and project management. The intern is considered an integral part of the Marketing and Communications department and as such, their ideas and input will be valued.


  • Must be eligible for Federal Work Study.
  • You are a social media enthusiast. You keep up with trends and the business practices of various platforms.
  • You don’t mind being in front of the camera (photos and video).
  • Strong writing abilities.
  • You are familiar with campus organizations, events, and other influential mediums/platforms.
  • You are a creative thinker and can execute ideas.
  • You are able to work with a team on innovative projects.
  • You have experience with HTML (or a strong desire to learn), as the position is responsible for creating and distributing HTML newsletters.

Interns will work at least 15 hours per week during the internship. Those hours may be worked in any combination at the discretion of the intern and the supervisor.

To be considered, email your resume to Marketing@crc.ufl.edu.  Submissions must be received by end of day Thursday, August 31st.

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Sportody is seeking marketing strategy and marketing communications interns

Published: July 22nd, 2014

Unknown-4Sportody is a Gainesville-based company that has developed the world’s largest outdoor sports review network that is looking for interns for fall.

The two types of internships are for marketing strategy and communications and marketing.

Essential duties for communications and marketing:

  • Manage Sportody’s social media presence using Hootsuite
  •  Write communication pieces for Sportody, including but not limited to press releases,

    informational PDFs, email communications, newsletters, company updates and blog posts

  •  Develop and implement a strategy for media placement in major publications, TV, radio,

    and online journals

  •  Develop and implement a strategy for increasing Sportody’s social media followers and

    users of Sportody.com

  • Create a three-month social media content plan to be put in place the following semester
  • Other tasks as assigned

Basic qualifications:

  • Current student with a major in Marketing, Advertising, Public Relations or a related


  • Available for a minimum of 10 hours per week
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills

Preferred qualifications:

  •  Graduate or MBA student
  • Experience in managing social media sites for an organization
  • Experience drafting communications plans and carrying out the strategies and tactics


  • Familiarity with outdoor sports and recreation

Essential duties for the marketing strategy internship:

  • Manage relationships with current and potential Sportody providers via phone and email

    to develop their profiles on Sportody.com

  • Build relationships with outdoor sports-related organizations, retailers, publications, and

    other influencers to cross-promote their businesses and spread awareness of Sportody to

    outdoor adventurers

  • Work with Marketing Research Team to collect feedback from Sportody providers and

    adventurers, and identify ways to improve the user experience on Sportody.com

  • Liaise with Web Development Team to implement changes to Sportody.com
  • Organize and manage Sportody’s presence at local business- and outdoor-related events Other tasks as assigned

Basic Qualifications:

  • Current student with a major in Marketing, Advertising, Public Relations, Sales

    Management, or a related field

  • Available for a minimum of 10 hours per week
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills

Preferred qualifications:

  • Graduate or MBA student
  • Sales or retail experience
  • Familiarity with outdoor sports and recreation

To apply send resumes to: team@sportody.com and include the job title in the subject line.

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Ted Spiker named Interim Chair of Journalism

Published: July 21st, 2014

Ted SpikerWe are very pleased to announce that Journalism Associate Professor Ted Spiker has agreed to serve as Interim Chair of the Department of Journalism. He replaces Wayne Wanta who has stepped down.

Spiker joined our faculty in 2001 after working at several magazines, including Men’s Health. He earned his master’s degree from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism and his bachelor’s degree from the University of Delaware. Before he came to UF, he was also an adjunct at the University of Delaware and Lehigh University. Spiker primarily teaches magazine capstone courses, as well as our Sports Media & Society class.

He is the co-author of about a dozen books, including the YOU: The Owner’s Manual series, and his work has been published in such places as OutsideO The Oprah MagazineFortuneReader’s DigestRunner’s WorldEsquire.com, and many others. His first sole-authored book about the psychology and biology of weight loss will be published in October. In addition, he has done scholarly research on magazine covers and has served as head of the Magazine Division of AEJMC.

Spiker has already played significant leadership roles in this college. The most recent example is his masterful coordination of the interdepartmental task force that revamped our curriculum to incorporate a greater focus on digital, an ambitious project that was completed in three months.

Please join us in congratulating Professor Spiker!

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Clickbooth is hiring a public relations specialist

Published: July 18th, 2014

Unknown-3Clickbooth is seeking a talented, high energy public relations specialist to join its internal ad agency Orange Concept Media. This position will utilize media and industry relations and will be responsible for cultivating and maintaining positive media coverage, as well as the company’s external reputation. The PR Specialist will consult with marketing, legal and human resources in order to project the corporate message to both external and internal mediums. As the PR Specialist you must thrive in a team environment and contribute actively to successfully build the knowledge and image of our brand.

Primary Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Drafting national press releases, optimizing and updating web content, responding to media inquiries and organizing press events for the company.
  • Manage relationships with a variety of media including tech, business, local, and vertical and across media types including blogs, online, print and broadcast.
  • Managing and negotiating media buying efforts across multiple outlets
  • Tracking and Analyzing ROI for all marketing campaigns
  • Monitor and manage existing social media accounts – Facebook, Twitter, YouTube
  • Assist with company blog and company representation on other social media outlets.
  • Manage and attend media related events
  • Manage speaking opportunities and awards programs.
  • Serve as company spokesperson on occasion.
  • Drafting and editing press releases and by-line articles to high standard consistent with company messaging and editorial guidelines.
  • Develop and maintain good working relationships with all forms of media – including local and national newspapers, trade magazines, radio, and television and company’s spokespeople.
  • Provide counsel to senior executives on messaging and media relations; host media interviews.
  • Manage online media kit

Required Skills:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Communications or a related field
  • Minimum of 2-5 years of relevant experience
  • Previous social media experience required (Twitter, Facebook, YouTube etc)
  • Demonstrated success in implementing media campaigns
  • Strong relationship with local and national media outlets
  • SEO experience preferred

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Clickbooth is hiring an account executive

Published: July 18th, 2014

Unknown-3The account executive will be responsible for targeting prospective new clients for the Clickbooth Network, as well as working with existing clients to help them further develop their online marketing efforts. He/she is responsible for overseeing his/her client accounts from initial enrollment, as well as consulting throughout the relationship. He/she should excel at relationship building, analyzing marketing campaigns and be self-motivated.

Responsibilities (includes but not limited to):

  • Identify and develop new strategic business partnerships
  • Maintain and grow our business by interacting with all level of clients from Fortune 500 companies to individual entrepreneurs spanning the globe
  • Cultivate partnerships with existing and new clients via phone, instant messaging and email
  • Deliver proactive account management by providing business solutions to clients, as well as offering ideas/methods of increasing revenue through unique marketing programs
  • Analyze client performance and provide strategic reports
  • Utilize the Internet to research competition, competitive issues, products, and industry trends
  • Potential travel opportunities to trade shows (4-6 times per year) and client visits

Required Skills:

  • Bachelor’s Degree (Marketing, Advertising, Business preferred but not required)
  • Experience in a sales or marketing field
  • Confident demeanor and high comfort level interacting with all personality type
  • Demonstrated, effective communication and influencing/negotiation skills
  • Detail-oriented and highly organized with the ability to handle multiple-tasks simultaneously and meet deadlines in fast paced environment
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Insatiable desire to learn and ability to adapt to changing routines and software
  • Experienced use of Instant Messenger, email, and the Internet

For more information visit Clickbooth’s Career Page: http://www.clickbooth.com/careers

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WTOC-TV is hiring an assistant news director

Published: July 18th, 2014

wtocWTOC-TV in Savannah ,Ga., is looking for an Assistant News Director. The successful candidate will help execute the vision of the News Content Director and have supervisory responsibility of all on air and digital products.

Duties include: direct supervision of all content dept. staff and oversight of content gathering and distribution. Duties also include implementing new, and refining current operational systems to help maximize newsroom assets.

A minimum of three years newsroom supervisory experience is required.

Applicants with executive producing experience preferred. If qualified, submit cover letter, resume, and your application online at https://careers-raycommedia.icims.com/jobs/2471/assistant-news-director/job.

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WTOC-TV is hiring a newscast producer

Published: July 18th, 2014

wtocWTOC-TV in Savannah, Ga., is looking for a newscast producer. The ideal candidate must have at least one year of newscast producing. Must possess solid news judgment, work well under deadline and be able to react quickly and effectively to breaking news. Attention to detail, creativity and excellent broadcast writing skills are essential. Strong skills in posting to the web, working with social media, and gathering of user generated content is a must. Also will be responsible for coordinating story content/production through discussions with news managers and news team members. If qualified, apply and submit resume and links to your work to https://careers-raycommedia.icims.com/jobs/2447/producer/job

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WKMG-TV looking for a news photographer/multi-media journalist

Published: July 18th, 2014

Unknown-4WKMG-TV in Orlando is hiring a full-timenews photographer/multi-media journalist.


  • Photograph news stories for presentation on-air
  • Edit, produce and assemble tapes for daily newscast
  • Coordinate with producers on rundowns and scripts, adhere to strict deadlines
  • Speak live from news scenes from behind the camera
  • Work closely with producers, photographers, assignment desk personnel, live shot coordinator
  • Possess and maintain a valid driver;s license with an acceptable driving record
  • Work flexible hours including night, weekends and holidays
  • Operate live microwave equipment under strict deadlines
  • Report to chief photographer


  • Minimum two years full-time photography and editing experience in daily TV news


  • Ability to operate TV news gathering equipment including live microwave, knowledge of SNG truck helpful
  • Ability to work in a fast paced environment with daily deadlines and changing priorities
  • Ability to speak articulately and clearly during live shots
  • Valid passport desirable, but not required
  • Discretion, maturity and composure, especially under pressure
  • Valid driver’s license and safe driving record
  • Must be able to travel on short notice.
  • Ability to fly in helicopter and fixed wing aircraft





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WCWJ-TV has an opening for a Local Sales Manager

Published: July 18th, 2014

Nexstar-Broadcasting-Group-IncThe local sales manager position will oversee the staff for “the local” Jacksonville station and CW affiliates, managing a team of 10. WCWJ has over a dozen locally produced products that include multi-platform delivery and client integration.

Requirements and Skills:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Marketing, Advertising or Mass Communications, or a related field, or an equivalent combination of education and work related experience 
  • Fluency in English
  • Minimum three years’ experience in sales, preferably in media field
  • Valid driver’s license with an acceptable driving record
  • Experience guiding, directing and motivating subordinates, including setting performance standards and monitoring performance.
  • Experience establishing long-range objectives and specifying the strategies and actions to achieve them.
  • Ability to identify the development needs of others and to coach, mentor or otherwise help others to improve their knowledge or skills
  • Proficiency with computers, matrix, OSI, telephones, copiers, scanners, fax machines or other office equipment.

To apply visit: http://nexstar.hirecentric.com/jobs/68421.html