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WV Higher Education Policy Commission seeks communications and media specialist

An EO/AA Employer
Position Announcement

Position: Communications and Media Specialist
Division of Financial Aid and Outreach Services

Duties: Coordinates the development, maintenance, and training for agency’s online educational portal. Works with the Division Director and other commission staff to create a unified image and college access campaign in support of the agency goals. Coordinates, compiles, writes and creates all public relations materials (press releases, PSAs, e-newsletters, radio and television spots, web copy, letters, etc.). Develops and executes a public relations/media and marketing plan for postsecondary education access and the agency’s statewide educational portal. Assists with publicity efforts, promotions, and partnerships with local, regional, and national media in order to promote higher education and college access opportunities. Assists local school districts, and agencies to build strong collaborations between higher education, secondary schools and community agencies. Provides regular communications/newsletters, reports and updates on measurable outcomes regarding financial aid. Assists in the collection and analysis of data in order to develop marketing strategies and achieve the mission of the Financial Aid Department and the agency. Create a Financial Aid & Outreach Services Division website and coordinate relevant web content and site updates. Works closely with institutional financial aid staff to meet communication objectives. Works with various constituencies to promote improved college access. Coordinates the planning and production of communications and materials, including newsletter articles, radio and television spots, fliers, ads, brochures, reports, posters, etc.

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West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission seeks communications manager

An EO/AA Employer Position Announcement

POSITION: Communications Manager
Division of Science and Research

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES: The communications manager for the Division of Science and Research is responsible for developing and implementing all public information activities to serve the needs of and promote the Division’s state and federal programs. Duties of this position include: Developing and executing a public relations/media and marketing plan for the division;
Preparing and distributing news releases and media alerts, and working with local, state and national media; Planning, preparing and maintaining website content; Serving as managing editor of a quarterly journal; Writing and editing magazine articles, speeches, funding proposals, electronic presentations, correspondence, reports, advertising and display copy, brochures and other publications; Assisting with development of policy initiatives and working with state and national policymakers; Working closely with higher education institution faculty and staff to meet division communications objectives related to science and research initiatives; Representing the division at meetings; Planning, developing and manning displays at meetings and events; Developing and tracking metrics to evaluate communications initiatives; Collecting and analyzing data; Producing an annual report of division activities; Planning and executing special events, meetings, workshops and symposia; and Performing other duties as assigned.

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Graphic designer needed

Tierra Media Group (Oklahoma Gazette and OKCBiz) is searching for a talented print and Web graphic designer to join their production team. The perfect candidate will think creatively under pressure, have an understanding of advertising fundamentals and work well under tight deadlines. Previous publication design/layout experience is a plus, but not required. If you like to work hard and play hard, send your cover letter, resume and work samples to No phone calls, please. You may also submit your resume via regular mail: Tierra Media Group, ATTN: Production Manager, PO Box 54649, Oklahoma City, OK 73154.

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WV Radio Coporation and American Legion Baseball need volunteers

West Virginia Radio Corporation & American Legion Baseball are looking
for volunteers to help during the West Virginia State & Mid Atlantic
Regional Baseball Tournaments. Volunteers will be asked to help sell
tickets, concessions, programs, and help out with parking, along with
several other tasks to help make these tournaments successful. Since
1925, The American Legion has sponsored a nationwide youth baseball
program, and their 2.8 million members have raised millions of dollars
each year for players to learn the importance of teamwork, discipline,
leadership and good sportsmanship. The American Legion sponsors
American Legion Baseball to give players an opportunity to develop their
skills, personal fitness, leadership qualities and to have fun.

The tournaments will be held at WVU’s Hawley Field right next to the
Coliseum. We will need volunteers for the state tournament :

Thursday, Jul. 30

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Web content analyst

Hewitt Associates is looking for a Web content analyst.

The Content Analyst is responsible for managing the delivery of content for Hewitt’s Multi-Process HR Outsourcing clients, creating content per client-specific requirements, and ensuring that Hewitt’s base content strategy is applied consistently for each client. This role supports Hewitt’s larger customer experience efforts and interacts with associates in content delivery, customer experience, and technical roles and with clients. The Content Analyst requires little supervision and is responsible for the on-target, on-time delivery of multiple projects.


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Photography scholarship, in conjunction with National Geographic Channel and 
Gap Adventures, is offering a scholarship to Antarctica with on-assignment 
National Geographic photographer Jason Edwards. The scholarship recipient will 
photograph the world’s most remote wilderness and have their photographs 
published on the National Geographic Channel website.

The winner of the scholarship will be flown to Argentina from their 
country of residence where they will join an 11-day Antarctic Expedition with 
Gap Adventures. They will gain invaluable mentoring and hands-on experience 
in everything from shot set up, technique and composition.

Applicants for the scholarship must shoot a series of photos (no more than 5) 
that tell a story about a place they have visited. Photos should be 
uploaded to the scholarship group on Flickr (
Entrants will also be asked to provide 200 words or less on why they 
should be awarded the World Nomads 2009 Travel Photography Scholarship.

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DA hiring Web editor


The Daily Athenaeum is now accepting applications for the position of Web Editor for the 2009-10 school year. The Web Editor is a newly created position developed by The Daily Athenaeum that will be responsible for all Web-based content of the newspaper. The Web Editor will update the newspaper’s Web site on a nightly basis on every production date (five times per week during the fall and spring semesters), will be required to develop and post multimedia to the Web site and keep in constant contact with all editors, writers, etc., involved with the Web process.

The Web Editor must have the basic knowledge of computers/graphics and online Web posting. Previous Web site development and knowledge of Adobe software is preferred, but not required.

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Backing from the Ford Foundation enhances SOJ project

WVU journalism student Andy Smith learns the basics of recording video for the West Virginia Uncovered project. Kendal Montgomery photographs the newlyweds, James Snodgress and Kasha James, during their camouflage-themed wedding in Summersville, W.Va., as part of the West Virginia Uncovered project. West Virginia Uncovered project participants.

The world-renowned Ford Foundation is lending its support to the West Virginia University Perley Isaac Reed School of Journalism’s award-winning multimedia web project, West Virginia Uncovered: Multimedia Journalism from the Mountains.

The Ford Foundation recently awarded the School of Journalism a $100,000 grant to help rural newspapers adapt to the demands and opportunities of the digital age.

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Minnesota Premier Publications seeks enterprising reporter

The Downtown Journal and Southwest Journal, two award-winning biweekly community newspapers in Minneapolis, have an opening for a staff reporter to join the papers’ strong news team. This is an exceptional opportunity for a journalist interested in joining a dedicated team of reporters known for their excellent coverage of civic affairs, neighborhood issues and the local arts scene, among other topics, in southwest and downtown Minneapolis. The ideal candidate for this position has a degree in journalism, two to three years experience working for a newspaper and an interest in working on multimedia projects. The reporter would be charged with covering several neighborhoods in downtown Minneapolis, among other beats.

Website: (Job ID: 1069980)
Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota 
Job Status: Full-time 
Salary: $25,000 to $30,000

Please send a cover letter, resume and six clips to Journals editor Sarah McKenzie at or 1115 Hennepin Ave. S. Minneapolis, MN 55403. (Electronic applications are preferred).

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