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Public Relations internship--WVU School of Pharmacy

Position Description:

The WVU School of Pharmacy is seeking a Public Relations intern. This is a paid position where the intern will gain valuable experience in public relations and communications while learning to produce information to promote the School of Pharmacy. This position reports to the School’s Director of Public Relations and Alumni Affairs.

Duties and Responsibilities:

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Experienced reporter/writer wanted at The Chronicle of Higher Education


The Chronicle of Higher Education seeks an experienced reporter to cover academic rigor in higher education. This reporter will write stories that examine key questions facing colleges about their enduring value, including: How much are students learning? How should the worth of a college education be measured? How should academic quality be improved? This reporter will also oversee our coverage of college teaching and curriculum, as well as research on higher education, and must be able to write vivid stories from inside college classrooms. He or she will examine day-to-day issues facing college faculty, who are juggling competing pressures from students, administrators, lawmakers, and the public at a time when class sizes are rising, resources are diminishing, and demands for accountability are high.

The ideal candidate will have the proven ability to write analytically and to tell compelling stories about complicated topics. The person should be able to navigate nuanced discussions to identify broad trends and creative story ideas that will help readers grapple with big-picture questions and see how theories play out on campuses and in classrooms. He or she should demonstrate skill at filing short, tight news items on deadline while juggling longer-term narrative stories and analytical pieces.

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Freelance contest: Win in-depth mentoring, earn a UPI byline and $200

Want a professional journalist to help you fine-tune your reporting? Need a byline for your portfolio, and a little extra cash? Get it all with our freelance reporting contest.

We’re looking for top student reporters from around the globe to pitch their best story ideas about energy issues. No, this isn’t necessarily about the Kyoto Protocol or international politics surrounding climate change. Instead, think local: Local or traditional energy sources, innovations in your region, recent impacts of climate change in your own backyard, or other issues unique to your area.

We’ll choose the top three ideas, assign a UPIU mentor to work closely with the winners, and pay each student $200 once their stories are published on!

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WV Gubernatorial Candidate seeks campaign intern

Bill Maloney is the Republican candidate for governor in this year’s
special election. His campaign is based in Morgantown, W.Va., and his team is looking for summer interns to assist with the campaign.

Students would work directly with senior staff and the candidate on a
variety of tasks in the communications, political, and office spheres.
This election is one of only four in the nation in 2011, and has and
will continue to receive national media attention. This year’s special
election creates a unique opportunity for students with this type of

Students would have to submit a resume and, as the process continues,
commit to a set schedule of hours for the summer. A compensation
package is available. Students should also be registered Republicans, or at least committed on a basic level to Republican politics.

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Sunnyside Up project seeks PR intern

Sunnyside Up is seeking an intern to assist in public relations campaign part-time throughout the summer.

Sunnyside Up is working to develop and implement a Revitalization Plan for the Sunnyside neighborhood. The campaign will address current issues in Sunnyside.

Applicant is to work directly with public relations coordinator in campaign development and planning. The campaign is to be fully executed within the first weeks of the Fall 2011 semester.

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Web and social media editor, Bucknell University

The Web and Social Media Editor plays a key role in the success of the communications and marketing efforts of Bucknell University. Founded in Lewisburg, PA in 1846, Bucknell is one of America’s top-ranked liberal arts universities and also its largest. In our idyllic campus setting, Bucknell combines the personal experience of an intimate liberal arts college with first-class research facilities, global study opportunities, and 110 majors and minors in everything from accounting to engineering, neuroscience to theatre. Our 3,450 undergraduates and 150 graduate students come from every state and nearly 60 countries. The Office of Communications is a comprehensive division charged with communicating the Universitys story to the world and encompasses web, digital, video, print, media, social media and other formats. The editor is a crucial member of this creative and proactive communications team.

The editor is responsible for writing, researching and placing news and events stories on the Universitys homepage and key website pages, integrating website and social media content, and playing a key role in developing and coordinating social media content across all platforms in support of the communications and marketing strategy. The editor will report to the Director of Media Communications and work closely with the Director of Digital Communications and the Web Development team to develop and implement digital media initiatives.

The editor will establish a high standard for web and social media content to be emulated by the campus community. The editor will provide assistance to others in developing and managing such content on related University websites and social media, and will build successful relationships with faculty, students and staff to source story ideas, develop website and social media content, and create or support effective story pitches that result in media coverage, op-eds and other media appearances of Bucknell experts. For more details, and to apply go to

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WV Public Broadcasting seeks public affairs reporter/producer

West Virginia Public Broadcasting seeks a full-time reporter for its Charleston newsroom.

Qualifications: The successful candidate must have excellent reporting, interviewing, writing and electronic news gathering skills to produce substantive radio/television stories for a statewide and regional audience. This person must be able to maintain high journalistic standards of fairness under deadline pressure. Above all, this reporter must work collaboratively with others in a multimedia newsroom. Two years reporting experience required. Previous experience with posting to the web and using social media is highly desirable. Bachelor’s degree or an appropriate combination of education and experience.

State of West Virginia benefits.
To apply, send written request for application to:
News and Public Affairs Reporter/Producer Search
West Virginia Public Broadcasting,
P.O. Box 9004,
Beckley, WV 25802-9004

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SOJ students explore China

Seven students from the SOJ are participating in a study abroad trip to China this month. Over the course of their trip, they will be sharing their photos and stories through their blog Steeping Tea: Seven Students’ Journey Through China.

The students will enter China through Shanghai, stopping off briefly to witness China’s

mega-modern city, before setting off to Guilin, their launching point for story-gathering in the thousand-year-old terraced rice slopes of Longji and Pingan.

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SOJ student blogs from London

Stinespring looks forward to working with the primarily web-based Totally Sporty and the opportunity to expand upon social media and digital marketing skills learned at the School of Journalism. She is excited to promote all types of sports and athletic events to not only “Londoners” but individuals across the world.

Follow her adventure @

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