UF College of the Arts Public Relations/Marketing Internship Opportunity – Summer & Fall 2015

Published: April 1st, 2015

The University of Florida College of the Arts is seeking student candidates for an unpaid internship in public relations/marketing for the summer and fall semesters of 2015. The College of the Arts is one of 16 colleges and more than 150 research centers and institutes at UF and one of the largest producer of arts events in North Central Florida, with exciting contemporary and traditional events in visual art, dance, theatre and music, as well as research, scholarship and creative activities contributed by faculty, students and alumni. The College of the Arts comprises UF’s School of Art + Art History, School of Music, School of Theatre + Dance, Center for Arts in Medicine, Center for World Arts, Center for Arts and Public Policy and Digital Worlds Institute.

Interns will gain experience in social media management, writing (for the college’s website, e-newsletter and press releases) and assisting in the development and execution of numerous public relations, marketing and student recruitment campaigns. Interns will also assist with special events.

Applicants should possess strong writing and editing skills, knowledge of AP Style and be detail-oriented. Experience with photography and videography is also looked upon favorably. Having a connection to the arts, such as being a double major or minor, is a plus.

Interns must be available 10 hours per week for a minimum of one semester. Interns will work in the Dean’s Office in the College of the Arts’ Office of Development, which encompasses the public relations and marketing team. Additionally, it is required the candidate be willing to use his/her own laptop computer for the duration of the internship.

This internship program will accommodate academic requirements (hours, evaluation, etc.) for students earning credit for internship/field experience or otherwise assigned as an academic requirement.

To learn more about the College of the Arts, visit www.arts.ufl.edu. To view a sampling of stories written by past interns, visit www.arts.ufl.edu/in-the-loop. To view videos created by past interns, visit www.vimeo.com/ufcota. Find us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ufcota and on Twitter at www.twitter.com/ufcota.

How to Apply

Interested candidates should submit their resume, independently edited writing samples and two references to Leah Craig, public relations and marketing manager, at lcraig@arts.ufl.edu.  Interviews for the summer and fall semesters will be conducted throughout the remainder of the spring 2015 semester.

Category: Internships

UF Weather team seeking students for summer and fall

Published: April 1st, 2015

DayintheLifeOfIt’s that time again! UF Weather Center’s Jeff Huffman and Marithza Calderon are seeking students interested in joining the Broadcast Meteorology team this summer or fall. If you are interested, visit: http://ufweather.org/us/wruf-weather-student-experience for more information.

The Weather team will have a meet  and greet on Monday, April 20 at 5:30 p.m. in the INC.  If you are interested, email Jeff Huffman at jhuffman@wruf.com.

Course number changes beginning Fall 2015

Published: March 31st, 2015

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The follow course numbers will change beginning fall of 2015. This will not affect summer courses.

Current Number Course Title New Course Number Effective Date
JOU 2005 WRITING MECHANICS JOU 2040 FALL 2015
JOU 3411 DESIGN JOU3213 FALL 2015
JOU 3413 MAGAZINE DESIGN JOU 3212 FALL 2015
JOU 4341 REPORTING AND WRITING FOR ONLINE MEDIA JOU 4342 FALL 2015
JOU 4412 ADVANCED DESIGN JOU 4214 FALL 2015
JOU 4445C APPLIED MAGAZINES JOU 4447C FALL 2015
JOU 4502 JOURNALISM STUDIES JOU 4008 FALL 2015
JOU 4946 APPLIED ONLINE JOURNALISM JOU 4950 FALL 2015
JOU 6309 SEMINAR IN JOURNALISM AS LITERATURE JOU 6391 FALL 2015
RTV 3007 INTRODUCTION TO TELECOMMUNICATIONS RTV 3001 FALL 2015
RTV 3200 FUNDAMENTALS OF PRODUCTION RTV 3511 FALL 2015
RTV 3234 PERFORMANCE IN TELECOMMUNICATION RTV 3601 FALL 2015
RTV 3280 WRITING AND REPORTING FOR INTERACTIVE MEDIA RTV 3106 FALL 2015

Category: General news

China/Africa relations focus of April 9th speech in Gannett Auditorium

Published: March 30th, 2015

Howard FrenchHoward W. French, a former New York Times senior writer and an expert on foreign affairs, will deliver a keynote address on “China’s Second Continent: How a Million Migrants are Building a New Empire in Africa,” on Thursday, April 9, at 6 p.m. in Weimer Hall’s Gannett Auditorium. The speech is free and open to the public and is part of a two-day UF conference on China’s strategy in Africa that begins that morning.

French is currently an associate professor at the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. Until July 2008, he was the chief of the New York Times’ Shanghai bureau. Prior to this assignment, he headed bureaus in Japan, West and Central Africa, Central America and the Caribbean. French’s work for the newspaper in both Africa and in China has been nominated for the Pulitzer Prize. He has won numerous other awards, including the Overseas Press Club award and the Grantham Prize. French speaks English, Chinese, Japanese, French, and Spanish.

The conference is sponsored by The Center for African Studies, the College of Journalism and Communications, the Division of Sponsored Research and the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, the Warrington College of Business Administration, the UF Center for International Studies, Center for the Study of Race and Race Relations, the Center for the Humanities and the Public Sphere, Department of Political Science, The African-American Program, the Department of Anthropology and the Center for Latin American Studies. For more information, visit: http://www.jou.ufl.edu/about/programs-initiatives/the-rise-of-china-in-africa/

Category: General news

Independent Florida Alligator Job Postings

Published: March 30th, 2015

UnknownAssistant Production Manager

The Independent Florida Alligator, the largest student run newspaper in the country, is seeking to hire someone for the position of Assistant Production Manager.

This position is responsible for:

  • supervising the nightly activity of the production department
  • working in coordination with newsroom staff
  • responsible for meeting 1:00 a.m. deadline for submissions to printer.

Candidate must be extremely knowledgeable in, and be able to train others to use the following:

  • Adobe InDesign
  • Adobe Illustrator
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Stock Image Sites

Responsibilities also include:

  • Hiring
  • Firing
  • Training employees
  • Maintaining balance between career staff and editorial staff

Work hours are 5:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m., Sunday through Thursday.

Fridays and Saturdays off.

Great work atmosphere.

Modest salary.

Email cover letter and resume to tcarey@alligator.org to be considered for an interview.

No phone calls please.

Part time student position – Evening Newspaper Production

The Independent Florida Alligator Editorial Production department is now accepting applications from students only. Applicants should be available evenings between the hours of 6:00 pm and 11:00 pm. Production duties include page layout and design. Experience with Adobe InDesign is preferred, but not required. A one-year commitment is expected. Must be available for the summer semester. Fill out an application at the front desk of The Alligator, 1105 W University Ave, M-F 9 am – 5 pm. Include available work schedule and references. No phone calls or e-mails, please.  Previous applicants are welcome to reapply with current schedule.

Category: Internships

Gulfshore Life/Gulfshore Business magazines are hiring

Published: March 30th, 2015

ASSISTANT ART DIRECTOR

Gulfshore Life magazine, Naples, has an opening for an Assistant Art Director. The magazine is looking for a creative designer with at least two years publication design experience.

Candidate must be able to design page layouts, assign and edit photography, and produce consistent, accurate work on tight deadlines. They must have good organizational skills and enjoy being a team player. Expertise in InDesign, Photoshop and Illustrator required.

E-mail resume and samples of design work to ttilden-smith@gulfshorelife.com

SKILLS REQUIRED

  • Ability to design page layouts in a creative way within our formats, with a minimum of supervision
  • An eye for good photography. The ability and experience to assign and edit photography and do photo research
  • Ability to produce consistently accurate work and do editor’s changes correctly
  • Ability to design sophisticated, tasteful advertising sections and marketing materials
  • Good organizational skills
  • Ability to meet deadlines
  • A team player who can pitch in and help out where needed within the art department
  • Expertise in InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator and Microsoft Word

STAFF EDITOR

Gulfshore Life, a regional magazine in Southwest Florida, is seeking a staff editor. The ideal candidate will have strong editing and writing skills along with proficiency in social media and Web applications. The successful applicant will be a good team player with experience in publication work. Send resume and cover letter to David Sendler (dsendler@gulfshorelife.com).

Category: Jobs

Apply to be a University House Maverick

Published: March 30th, 2015

image004University House Communities has created a unique scholarship opportunity for qualified, enthusiastic students who are selected to become a University House Maverick.

With this position you’ll gain experience in Event Planning, Real Estate, Hospitality, Customer Service and Business Management. Plus, you’ll get a FREE ROOM FOR ONE YEAR.

  • Serve as the “Go-to-Person” for the Community
  • Plan and Manage Resident Activities
  • Assist with Leasing Office Management

WHAT IS A MAVERICK?

  • Mavericks are the go-to people at the UH communities.
  • Mavericks are peer leaders who plan and implement fun events and activities each month.
  • Mavericks know the residents and get them involved.
  • Mavericks answer questions and get residents connected.
  • Mavericks work in the leasing office and are the link between professional staff and residents.
  • Mavericks create such an amazing place to live that residents stay and sign up to live at UH year after year after year!
  • Mavericks are responsible for making the community a fun place to live. MAVERICKS help to create a community that supports students’ academic and personal success, yet realizes that students need time to relax and to catch a break from their studies.

For more information about this opportunity or to download an application, visithttp://universityhouse.com/mavericks/ or call us at (352) 338-7467.

Category: Internships

Spoon University – UF is hiring!

Published: March 30th, 2015

-assets-logos-syracuse-logoSpoon University is looking for talented photographers, advertising/marketing students and writers to join its staff. What is Spoon UF? It is a community of food lovers who write, photograph, publish and advertise original content under the national Spoon University brand. If you love cooking or eating and have a passion for writing and editing, photography and video, or advertising and event planning, email your qualifications and portfolio/sample work to uf.spoonuniv@gmail.com. Applicants must be in Gainesville for at least 2 months of the upcoming summer term. WordPress experience is preferred. All photo applicants must own and have experience using a DSLR camera.
 
For more information, visit our website uf.spoonuniversity.com.
Find us on Twitter and Instagram @spoon_uf.

Category: Internships

Trinity Mirror Program

Published: March 30th, 2015

TrinitymirrorTrinity Mirror, the largest newspaper company in the United Kingdom, is offering opportunities in Scotland for journalism students. With 20 media companies in Scotland, we are able to offer an enormous breadth of editorial experience. Given the wide range of newspapers we own, we are able to offer semester-long placements tailored to the specific requirements/interests of individual students.

A 13-week placement could incorporate news reporting, feature writing, sports writing and production journalism across newspapers ranging from small, local weeklies to large, national daily and Sunday newspapers. There would also be a large focus on digital journalism. We would also expose students to court reporting and arrange working trips to the Scottish Parliament.

Benefits to students include:

  • Intensive exposure to print and digital journalism in the UK.
  • Variable course credits (optional)
  • General benefits attached to living/working abroad
  • An experience to set them apart from other job candidates.

A sample placement might look like this:

Weekly Newspapers (Three weeks)

Working on one or more of Trinity Mirror’s various weekly newspapers in Scotland. Interns would be exposed to the full range of journalistic tasks required on a local newspaper as they contribute to all areas of content.

Local Daily Newspaper (One week)

Working on the Paisley Daily Express, a small local daily newspaper. Interns would be working across all areas of the paper, gaining valuable experience in all content areas.

Daily Record News (Two weeks)

Shadowing experienced national newspaper reporters in the course of their work and, where appropriate, contributing content for publication in the Daily Record and its associated website. This would include being involved in coverage of major Scottish, UK and international news stories for Scotland’s best-read daily newspaper.

Daily Record Features (Two weeks)

Shadowing experienced national newspaper feature writers in the course of their work and, where appropriate, contributing content for publication in the Daily Record and its associated website. The features content of the paper is wide and varied and includes in-depth human interest interviews, show business, a daily women’s section of the paper and comment/opinion.

Sunday Mail News/Features (Two weeks)

Shadowing experienced national newspaper reporters and writers in the course of their work and, where appropriate, contributing content for publication in the Sunday Mail and its associated website. This would include investigations, news stories, interviews and feature writing on Scotland’s best-read Sunday newspaper.

Political Reporting (One week)

Shadowing experienced national newspaper political reporters at the Scottish Parliament and, where appropriate, contributing content for publication. This will allow interns to see “in the flesh” how a legislature operates and to gain experience of political reporting.

Digital journalism (Two weeks)

Working on Media Scotland’s digital platforms, mainly dailyrecord.co.uk which currently has around 8 million monthly unique users. Interns will gain experience in developing stories for a digital audience and working with SEO and social media teams to maximise audience.

The program can be adapted to suit individual preferences and interests. Trinity Mirror owns Scotland’s leading business magazine, Scottish Business Insider, and its associated website, and could accommodate students with an interest in this field.

Costs

Participating students would pay $12,000 for a 13-week placement. In addition, you would be responsible for funding all living costs. Trinity Mirror will assist with finding living arrangements.  The company would also cover any reasonable expenses incurred in the course of work.

Students who choose to do this program for credit also will be responsible for paying for credit hours.  Credits must be approved by the Journalism Department chair.

To apply, send a cover letter and resume to Jonathan Russell at jonathan.russell@trinitymirror.com.

For questions about UF credits, contact Professor Ted Spiker at tspiker@jou.ufl.edu.

Category: Internships

Congratulations to our winners from the NBS Convention

Published: March 30th, 2015

UnknownGatorNBS took home 12 awards from the 2015 NBS convention in Atlanta.
Congratulations to:
  • Audio news segment -Zak Dahlheimer
  • Video news segment – Zak Dahlheimer
  • Audio sports segment – Zak Dahlheimer
  • Video sports package – Nikko Tan
  • Video program opener – Sami Wax, Kenneth Stewart, Beth Benge, Connor Hachey
  • Dramatic Program Scriptwriting – Nicole Hall
  • Comedy Program Scriptwriting – Delmonte Bent, Rene Ciarmataro, Beth Benge and Connor Hachey
  • Spec Script – Tyler Chatham
  • Video Commercial – Elizabeth Austin Tate
  • Video Feature Package – Zak Dahlheimer
  • Animation – Sami Wax, Kenneth Stewart, Beth Benge, Connor Hachey
  • Student Member of the Year Honorable Mention – Jennifer Tintner