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The International Center for Performance Excellence (ICPE) seeks public relations and marketing interns

The International Center for Performance Excellence (ICPE) is seeking qualified public relations and marketing interns for its book publishing unit, Fitness Information Technology (FiT). Internships are volunteer-based. If applicable, the ICPE will work with students to secure course credits for the FiT internships. Candidates will gain hands-on experience in international public relations and marketing practices of academic books and digital products in physical activity and sport sciences. Students will learn all aspects of writing press materials including, but not limited to, press releases, pitch letters, author bios, and publicity review reports in all formats, including broadcast, print, and electronic mediums.

Two internships are available for the summer, and three positions will be available in the fall 2010. At a minimum, required skills include strong public relations and business writing, Internet research skills, basic sales and arketing experience/studies, and familiarity with direct marketing techniques. Qualified candidates are organized, capable of multi-tasking and confident in verbal and oral presentation skills. Students will have experience using MS Office products (MS Word, Excel, Access, etc), and experience using social media for professional purposes.

Students are expected to work well in a group setting and work independently – without supervision. Students must comply with professional confidentiality policies enforced by the University. Prior to publishing, all student-generated communication created on behalf of the organization must be approved by the FiT PR/marketing manager and/or editors.

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ACE Adventure Resort seeks social media interns

Manage an interactive kiosk while playing in the outdoors and learning about social media marketing. Our client, ACE Adventure Resort, is the largest adventure resort in North America and the largest whitewater rafting outfitter in West Virginia. Their 1,500-acre resort offers zip line canopy tours, rock climbing, ATVs, a 5-acre lake, and more (18 activities in all). ACE is located in Oak Hill, West Virginia.

We’re looking for students with excellent communication skills and outgoing personalities, familiarity with Internet technology and social networks, and journalism skills (writing, photography, video) are a big plus. The position is unpaid, but includes daily free adventure activities and housing in one of ACE’s cabins. Interns who demonstrate superior performance will be considered for paid work.

We’d like to fill the position ASAP, and need someone who can commit to 2-3 days a week through the summer (or October, if your schedule allows).

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SOJ professor, students to tell the stories of African American war vets through interactive exhibit

The small town of Kimball in McDowell County may seem an unlikely place to house the nation’s only war memorial honoring World War I African American soldiers, but as one might imagine, there is a story to tell.

This summer, West Virginia University P.I. Reed School of Journalism Associate Professor Joel Beeson and three students are working to document that story and create a public exhibit at the Kimball War Memorial Building.

Using photographs, multimedia interviews, timelines and war memorabilia, the exhibit will help narrate the story of African Americans who migrated to McDowell County from the rural South in the early 1900s to work in the coal mines and who served in the U.S. military during wartime. The interactive display will be permanently housed in the Kimball building and also include an online component.

Read Full Article offering paid internships to student video journalists is looking for paid interns, beginning fall of 2010. provides stories of interest to college students across the U.S. They are based in Columbus, Ohio. Their site was launched in 2006, with the goal of building a network of on-campus reporters that would provide students an opportunity to work as paid journalists, while creating unique, entertaining and diverse content for an audience of their peers.

Today, the network has grown to nearly 100 schools and more than 120 student reporters. Reporters have covered every BCS bowl game, college basketball’s Final Four, the Super Bowl, the Sundance Film Festival, the Bonnaroo Music Festival and the 2008 Republican and Democratic National Conventions.

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Press assistant needed for U.S. Senator Patrick Leahy's office

U.S. Senator Patrick Leahy, D-VT., is seeking applicants for the position of press assistant in his Washington, D.C., office. The press assistant assists the communications director with all aspects of press operations. Strong writing and organizational skills are essential, as well as the ability to work under tight deadlines. This is a full-time position requiring 40 to 45 hours per week and the salary will be commensurate with experience.


The duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

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CBS College Sports Network hiring WVU campus representatives

Job Description:
CBS College Sports Network is currently hiring campus representatives from your school to be part of the POWERADE College Intramurals campaign for intramural flag football. During the fall semester, Campus Reps will work to promote the POWERADE College Intramurals program, host weekly POWERADE sampling events during intramural flag football games, and drive traffic to

• Collaborate with one other Campus Rep from your school to execute a strategic marketing plan for the POWERADE College Intramurals campaign 
• Participate in program-wide brand training webinars 
• Collect photos and videos during intramural games and weekly sampling events 
• Post photos and videos to the program website – 
• Distribute promotional materials on campus to drive traffic to the program website 
• Collect email addresses from campus community to be included in bi-weekly newsletters 
• Promote the campaign through viral marketing on Facebook, Twitter, Instant Messenger and email blasts 
• Submit screenshots of your viral marketing activity and track how many people received the message 
• Submit weekly recap reports detailing your on-campus and online activity 
• Promote additional campaigns as assigned

• Marketing, Media Arts, TV/Film, PR or Journalism student, sophomore year or above 
• VERY outgoing and creative 
• VERY involved on campus (sorority or fraternity, student organizations, club sports, etc.) 
• MUST own a quality digital camera with video function, and know how to use it 
• VERY knowledgeable of social networking 
• MUST have active accounts with Facebook, Twitter, IChat/GChat/AIM and email

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SOJ students establish local NABJ chapter

 National Association of Black Journalists

The National Association of Black Journalists has officially accepted West Virginia University’s application to begin a student chapter – a move that will create more opportunities for African American students and others interested in diversity in journalism.

The new organization, known as West Virginia University Association of Black Journalists, is the first NABJ chapter in the state. WVU P.I. Reed School of Journalism’s Visiting Assistant Professor Tori Arthur is the club’s advisor. She and several School of Journalism students have been working to establish WVUABJ since last fall. Arthur says it will be a tremendous resource for the School’s aspiring communicators.

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MSN seeks production specialist

The Mountaineer Sports Network is looking for an entry-level production specialist. This person will assist with the production effort associated with a variety of WVU sporting events – particularly football and basketball. Additionally, they will shoot/edit secondary sports features for theMSNSportsNet Website.

Bachelors degree in journalism, communications or similar field is required. For details and to apply visit:

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Meteorologist wanted at WHSV TV

WHSV is looking for an experienced and dynamic meteorologist to join the WHSV team.

Candidate should be a degreed meteorologist and possess a strong working knowledge of WSI systems. He/she should be able to create graphics to complement a convincing and energetic weather story while maintaining a strong interaction with the news anchors.

The Shenandoah Valley is a four season weather location which will challenge forecasting skills.

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WHSV-TV3 seeks news director

TV 3 Winchester is looking for a talented, organized and aggressive News Director who is ready to lead a growing news operation.

They are looking for a News Director who can produce a fast paced newscast and think on his/her feet when faced with breaking news. The News Director will also oversee and manage other producers, reporters, anchors and meteorologists. The ideal candidate should be able to showcase the “Big Story” creatively and understand the importance of teases.

Knowledge and experience with internet news presentation is desired. Experience with I-News and non-linear show editing and productions is a plus. Scheduling and budget management experience is desired.

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