UF Levin College of Law is seeking an experienced web developer

Published: October 23rd, 2014

Unknown-3The University of Florida Levin College of Law is seeking an experienced
web developer to manage the school’s extensive website as part of a
cohesive, award-winning Communications team. The webmaster will work with
team members and manage part-time web editors to coordinate, create and
code secure web pages and their content. The webmaster also serves as a
technical resource to the school for projects related to a variety of
online, digital and technical communications. The webmaster will also
serve as a creative force in the presentation and marketing of law school
events, programs and personalities to internal and external audiences.

Required: Master’s degree, or bachelor’s degree and two years of
experience in website development/management and digital communications.

Candidates must have demonstrated experience and expertise in web design
and security protocols, project and personnel management, and
problem-solving and prevention, and must be proactive, organized,
accurate, reliable, customer service-oriented and able to work well as an
integral part of a goal-oriented team.

Mastery of HTML, CSS, and image editing software is absolutely essential;
experience with WordPress, PHP and JavaScript is highly desired. The
position requires expert written and oral command of the English language
and the ability to competently edit content for the web.

The ideal candidate will have strong communications and marketing skills
in addition to technical expertise, and a J.D. and/or marketing, public
relations, journalism and design experience is considered a plus.

This is a permanent, full-time, salaried position. Salary range is
$55,000 – $61,000, commensurate with experience and qualifications, and
includes a superb state benefits package.

How to Apply: Apply on the UF Jobs Site at https://jobs.ufl.edu/ ,
requisition number 0906892Include your resume, a cover letter, and
previous examples of work or a portfolio website. The position will
remain open until filled.

Contact Senior Communications Director Debra Amirin at amirin@law.ufl.edu
for more information.

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We’re Building an Agency: Construction Begins at 1000 Weimer

Published: October 23rd, 2014


Construction of the new office space for The Agency began last week with a ceremonial demolition event.

On hand were Dean Diane McFarland, Assistant Executive Dean Dr. Spiro Kiousis, Advertising Chair Dr. Tom Kelleher, PR Chair Dr. Juan-Carlos Molleda, The Agency Executive Director Andy Hopson and several students including Assistant to the Executive Director Ryan Baum and Advisors, Ana Gomez, Angelica Marino, Katy Whitehurst and Dena Manos.


“We’ve made significant progress in the past few months,” said Hopson.  “Jobs will be posted soon and we’ll be conducting interviews in early November.”

The Agency, an integrated advertising and PR firm which is slated to launch early in the Spring 2015 semester, will be led by professionals and staffed by students, offering an immersive learning opportunity working with major clients in a real work environment.

Available positions will be posted soon.

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Buffalo News internship opportunities for summer 2015

Published: October 23rd, 2014

Unknown-2The Buffalo News is offering paid 10-week summer internships in reporting, editing and photography.

Interns at The News immediately step into key newsroom roles and gain valuable real-world work experience — in print and online — in the largest newsroom in upstate New York. If you’re interested, it’s not too late — though the Dec. 1 application deadline is fast approaching.

Send a cover letter, resume and clips/portfolio to Emily Kelley, Executive Assistant to the Editor, ekelley@buffnews.com or The Buffalo News, PO Box 100, Buffalo, NY 14240. 

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Study Abroad in Berlin this summer

Published: October 23rd, 2014

BerlinBikes-2015Interested in exploring Europe’s most creative and constantly changing capital city?

Join the UF BERLIN JOURNALISM course for its 11th trip to Germany next May.

The program fee is only $1,950 for undergraduates and $2,150 for grad students. Enrollment is limited to 15 and the course sells out every year. Contact Prof. John Freeman at jfreeman@jou.ufl.edu or check out the information site: http://www.jou.ufl.edu/people/faculty/jfreeman/Berlin.htm

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Institute on Political Journalism

Published: October 23rd, 2014

USPrograms_RetinaLogo5Spend your summer in Washington, D.C. and prepare for your future with the Institute on Political Journalism! The eight-week program allows students to intern in the fields of journalism, public relations and communication while earning academic credit.

Each year, Washington, DC attracts many journalism student interns who are all passionate about politics, getting the story straight and learning the ins and outs of the news business.

You will live just blocks from the national monuments, State Department and White House on the campus of George Washington University. Fully furnished housing and roommate matching is provided as part of our comprehensive program.

Earn course credit while you intern! You can earn 3 to 9 academic credits this summer. Our unique curriculum is designed to complement your DC experience with upper level ethics, government and economics courses. Academic course are accredited by George Mason University and taught by top rated faculty from GMU and other prestigious universities.

As part of the program, you are guaranteed an internship placement.

Internship placements include:

  • Newspapers and magazines
  • TV and radio stations
  • Online publications
  • News Services
  • PR and communication firms 

Who you know does matter — especially when it comes to your future job search. The program is designed so you can make valuable professional connections with working journalists and practice your networking skills in a real-world setting.

Networking opportunities are offered to enhance your internship experience and maximize your time in D.C.:

  • Mentor Program with D.C. media and PR professionals
  • Professional Development Seminars
  • Roundtable Discussions & Networking Receptions
  • Site Briefings at Key Washington Institutions including the National Press Club and U.S. House of Representatives 

Visit www.DCinternships.org/IPJ to begin an online application today. Students are encouraged to apply by the early deadline of December 10 in order to receive priority admissions and scholarship consideration as well as a 5% tuition discount.

Scholarships are awarded based on need and merit with over 70% of students receiving full or partial funding.

Questions may be directed to admissions@tfas.org or 202-986-0384.

Category: Internships

Revel U is looking for student-writers to intern

Published: October 23rd, 2014

Whether you are a creative writer, essayist, blogger, journalist or if you just have a passion for writing, Revel U looking for writers to help build a local writing staff of contributors to write for its site. Revel U is powered by student generated content and it is looking for a writer with a keen eye to help build content and keep the site filled with addicting articles, videos, gifs, and listicles. Hone your writing skills in a weekly column, or write and report on a broad range of topics like your unique school’s experience, college life, pop culture, tech, sports, or even your own personal life.
Learn diverse, applicable, and foundational skills for a wide range of career paths and get published, without sitting in an office with heinous fluorescent lighting.

The internship will include:

  • Working with your local editor to craft angles, headlines, and article topics
  • Curating topical news and trends for coverages
  • Writing articles and contributing content
  • Learning valuable internet publishing platforms and skills such as SEO and WordPress

College credit is offered at schools that accept it, and this opportunity will not take more than a few hours of your time weekly. Experience is welcome but not necessary.

If you are interested,  email Michelle Manzione at manzionemichelle@gmail.com.

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Student assistant needed in UF’s Lastinger Center

Published: October 22nd, 2014

university-of-florida-lastinger-center-for-learningUF’s Lastinger Center in Norman Hall needs a student assistant to do digital production work. This position is for 20 hours per week, and it is paid.

Requirements: Someone with good written and spoken communication skills, a production knowledge of current versions of Adobe design applications (Photoshop, InDesign and Illustrator) and proficient in organization of digital media.

To apply: contact Randell Duggins at rldugginsjr@ufl.edu.

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Information session for the Washington Media Institute

Published: October 22nd, 2014


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Science journalist Jennie Erin Smith will speak Nov. 5

Published: October 22nd, 2014

jennieauthorphotoThis fall, the College is launching the Science Journalist in Residence program to bring some of the nation’s most accomplished science writers to UF.

On Nov. 5 at 6 p.m. in Pugh Hall, the Bob Graham Center will co-sponsor the first lecture by Jennie Erin Smith titled “Reptiles, Smugglers and Skullduggery: Environmental Reporting in the Underworld.” Smith is a reporter, writer and reviewer specializing in science and natural history, with a longtime interest in zoos, museums, animals and conservation.

For several years Smith worked as an environmental reporter in Florida, where she developed many of the contacts needed to write the critically acclaimed 2012 book Stolen World: A Tale of Reptiles, Smugglers and Skullduggery; currently she writes for the Wall Street Journal, the Times Literary Supplement, McSweeney’s, and various other publications.

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The Atlanta Photojournalism Seminar announces a $1,000 grant

Published: October 22nd, 2014

atlpj_logo_circle_text-dc279d57The Atlanta Photojournalism Seminar is happy to announce a $1,000 grant to be named after longtime Associated Press photographer David “Mullet” Martin, who passed away suddenly on Jan. 1, 2014 while on assignment in Atlanta. The grant will be awarded to a college student who wishes to pursue or continue a personal photojournalism project.

The student must be currently enrolled in college. A detailed description of the project, including how the money will be spent, is required (below). Applicants should include a link to their portfolio, as well as to any work already begun on the project (if the project has not been started, only a portfolio of work is required). The project can be shot in stills, video, or a combination.

Half of the grant will be awarded up front and half will be awarded when the project is submitted. The project will need to be submitted by Sept. 1, 2015. It will be showcased during the 2015 Atlanta Photojournalism Seminar and displayed on our website, photojournalism.org. Seminar faculty and staff will determine the winner.

The deadline for entry is Nov. 1, 2014.

Martin was a larger-than-life photographer, who was as much teacher as photographer. He covered assignments with a tenacity that inspired and continues to inspire many in the photojournalism field. His work ethic was matched only by his desire to help others, teach, and share what he had to offer, even to his competitors. It is in this spirit that the Atlanta Photojournalism Seminar created this grant.

To apply visit: http://photojournalism.org/grants/dave-martin-student-grant/

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