Department of Public Relations is hiring for part-time student assistant positions

Published: July 31st, 2014

imagesThe Department of Public Relations is hiring for part-time student assistant positions for the remainder of the summer and potentially for the fall semester.

The students would work 10 to 15 hours per week at the Department’s office.

*Candidates MUST have a Federal Work Study permit to be considered.


  • Responsible for supervising the progress of students completing public relations internships for academic credit.
  • Editing and composing job and internship opportunity announcements for the weekly Student Announcements e-letter.
  • Providing support to the Department chair and office assistants with special tasks and projects.
  • Greeting and assisting students with questions and concerns.
  • Clerical work such as filing records, answering emails and phone calls.

Required Skills

  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office, including Word and Excel
  • Establish effective working relationships
  • Organize and manage time effectively
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Communicate clearly and professionally both orally and in writing
  • Basic knowledge of Adobe InDesign and Acrobat (preferred)*

To apply

  • Qualified candidates (with Federal Work Study eligibility) can drop off their resume, cover letter, and copy of the work study permit to: 2085 Weimer Hall

Contact Information

For questions or concerns contact: Martha Collada, office assistant,

Heart for the Game looking for UF intern

Published: July 30th, 2014

heart-for-the-gameHeart for the Game is looking for a UF correspondent who will report and write and perhaps someone to edit/produce on the site.
This website is owned by the wives of several college football coaches. It seeks to share stories behind the game of football — those heartfelt, fun, etc kinds of stories that move the focus from the x and o play-calling.
The fall interns start with this year’s football season in late August. It is probably about a 10-hour or so commitment but scheduling is flexible.
To apply contact Andrea Billups at



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Creative Directors Wanted for 2014-2015, Alpha PRoductions

Published: July 30th, 2014

Alpha Productions logo
Alpha PRoductions is looking for two creative directors and one promotional media specialist to add to its firm this year. All majors are encouraged to apply if they’re interested. 

For the creative director position, you would direct the creation of many things, but namely, the visual identities of public relations campaigns for paying clients.  

Desired Skills:
  • Proficiency in: Adobe Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, etc.
  • Above all else, the company is seeking creatives with excellent visual skills

As a Promotional Media Specialist, you would build a portfolio of photos and video clips, and learn about public relations. 

  • Visually document the firm and all it encompasses during meetings, socials, etc.
  • Help strategize and implement promotional media plans for the firm
Desired Skills:
  • Skilled in photography and videography
  • Owns your own digital SLR camera and video camera
  • Creativity and a positive attitude are a must
To Apply for either position:
Introduce yourself and send your resume and samples of your work to The company has two open positions for Creative Directors. Please email with any questions you have about the position or the firm.

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New class offered for Fall — RTV 4930 Media Sales

Published: July 25th, 2014

image001Are you looking for a class to take in fall? RTV 4930, Media Sales has returned for fall 2014.

This class is intended to introduce students to and illustrate the rapid change and expansion of media sales, and the efforts to professionalize the sales profession. Successful students should, at the end of this course, be able to understand:

  • The scope of media in today’s communication environment
  • The role media sales plays in overall media businesses
  • The development of sales process that supports professional media sales
  • And identify media sales jobs in a marketplace
  • The concept of audience as it relates to a medium’s target
  • And identify categories of businesses that would benefit from a media’s audience targets
  • And be prepared to pursue a position in media sales

Students in the Telecommunication Management track, can use this course to fulfill the “Operations Block” requirement. Students in the Telecommunication Media and Society track can use it to fulfill the “Optional Electives” requirement. There are no pre-requisites for this course.

The instructor is Mr. Paul Gordon, principal of Experior Prime, Inc., a media sales and marketing consultancy. He worked for more than 25 years for Cox Enterprises, retiring as Executive Vice President of Marketing and Sales at Cox Target Media. He has served for many years as a member of the Telecommunication Department Advisory Council.

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The Villages Daily Sun is adding five reporting positions

Published: July 25th, 2014

Unknown-7The Villages Daily Sun is launching a major expansion and seeking five reporters.
Positions are available at both middle and senior reporting levels.
Applicants should be comfortable handling a variety of human-interest assignments, though experience covering education, local government and small business is of particular interest.
In addition to strong reporting/writing skills, the job requires an experimental mindset and appetite for rapid change. Florida residents familiar with the area are a plus.
The Daily Sun is part of a media group that also publishes a monthly magazine, produces a TV news show, and operates a radio station — to which our reporters regularly contribute.
The newspaper caters to a senior population while covering the story of explosive growth in several surrounding counties.
Apply by sending your resume, references and your six strongest writing clips to the attention of Managing Editor Matthew Fry at And then fill out the online application for the position at



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Internship at The Online

Published: July 24th, 2014

299_bright-blue.jpgThe Online is looking for a student who is either a journalism junior or a senior, either news or magazine track, or web-based reporting for an unpaid internship. (A sophomore may be considered if recommended by a professor).

The duties include: Writing copy for an online publication (magazine) and doing research for the assigned articles. There are no demands on the student’s time that will interfere with studies, exams, etc.
Most articles will be about fishing and its environs.

The student needs a PC (or Notebook) and Internet access.
Familiarity with Social Media is a plus.

The student will gain digital clips with a byline for their portfolio.

If the student shows an aptitude and enthusiasm, other facets of the industry may become available to them.

To apply: Send a resume and cover letter to: Paul Kimpel / Editor In Chief

A short writing assignment is required prior to agreement being executed.

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Florida Magazine Association annual conference Aug. 7-8

Published: July 23rd, 2014

FMAThe 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: 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  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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Liaise with Web Development Team to implement changes to
  • 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: 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, 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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