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Spring 2013 PR internship in New York

MMGY Global (formerly MMG Mardiks) is a global marketing firm working exclusively with the premier travel, hospitality and entertainment companies of the world.

With offices in New York, Kansas City, Denver, St. Louis and Orlando, and over 160 people, our goal is to create innovative and successful marketing programs that set the standard for the travel industry. MMGY Global is the nation’s largest tourism and destination marketing firm. Fully integrated across every marketing and interactive channel: website development, traditional advertising, social media, mobile, PR and digital media.

For 30 years MMGY has developed some of the most innovative and successful marketing solutions in the industry. With a focus solely on travel, MMGY knows how to get people traveling and we love doing it. Expert Travelers. Thought Leaders. Proactive Partners. Smart Marketers.

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Former SOJ Dean hired as Poynter Institute's new Foundation President

The Poynter Institute for Media Studies, a nationally prominent center for journalism training and an international media studies think tank, has named Chris Martin as president of the newly formed Poynter Foundation.

Martin, currently West Virginia University’s vice president for University Relations, will be responsible for significantly increasing philanthropic support for the 37-year-old Institute in St. Petersburg, Fla. Additionally, she will serve as Poynter’s vice president for external relations as a member of the Institute’s senior management team. Martin served as the WVU School of Journalism’s Dean from 1997-2003.

“I am truly grateful for all the opportunities I have had at WVU, the colleagues I have worked with and the friends I have made. The only place with an equal hold on my heart is Poynter,” Martin said.

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PR firm seeks intern to telecommute

Homestead Communications in Charleston, W.Va. has an opening for a telecommuting PR intern. Intern must have strong writing and design skills, including familiarity with InDesign, Contribute, Word and Microsoft Access.

After initial orientation, much of the work can be done from dorm/home, with outcomes submitted electronically.

Agency is responsible for creating monthly newsletters for two clients, one four pages, one 20 pages, plus 8-12-page quarterly newsletter for each of two other clients.

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IRTS summer fellowship program


Date: June 2 – August 3, 2013
Where: New York City

The IRTS Summer Fellowship Program teaches up-and-coming communicators the realities of the media industry and business world through a nine-week, expense-paid fellowship, which includes practical experience and career-planning advice.

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ProPublica seeks intern with excellent reporting and social media skills

ProPublica is seeking an intern to both report and help build community around its investigative projects with social media and engagement tools.

The internship will begin in January and last for up to a year. It is full-time and based in New York. Compensation is $700 per week.

Interns will be part of their investigative team focused on quick-turn reporting that riffs off the news as well as their engagement team, which works across social networks to build communities around their coverage and develops crowdsourcing and social media strategies for their reporting. Applicants should have prior journalism experience, and a demonstrated interest in leveraging social media for newsgathering purposes.

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KDKA to interview interns on Nov. 26

KDKA-TV/WPCW-TV will be conducting internship interviews for the 2013 Winter/Spring semester (January through May) on Monday, Nov. 26. The interviews will be held that day only at KDKA-TV located at 420 Fort Duquesne Blvd in Suite 100, Pittsburgh, Pa.

Registration begins at 9 a.m. and the welcome and introduction begin at 10 a.m. After that, candidates are interviewed in the order in which they sign up. Candidates are to bring their paperwork with them to the interviews. Previous interns are not permitted to do a second internship.

Candidates must be juniors or seniors in college, and they must receive college credit for the internship. The internships are unpaid.

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SOJ and WVU receive top marketing communications awards

The School of Journalism and WVU’s University Relation’s Division won a total of nine awards in the international MarCom Awards, which recognize outstanding creative achievement in the marketing and communications fields.

The winners were chosen from more than 6,000 entries from corporate and educational marketing and communication departments, advertising agencies, public relations firms, design shops, production companies and freelancers throughout the United States, Canada and several other countries. The Association of Marketing and Communication Professionals bestows the awards annually.

“It’s wonderful to be recognized for the quality of work we do,” said Maryanne Reed, dean of the School of Journalism. “I am proud of our faculty, students and staff for producing work at the highest level, and recognition from the MarCom Awards is further validation of their excellence.”

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Magazine internships available in New York and D.C.

The American Society of Magazine Editors is sponsoring a 10-week summer internship program for rising college seniors at magazines in New York and Washington. 
The magazines and websites included in the program are

Interns will report, edit, fact-check and copy-edit for print and online publications. The program includes a three-day orientation program. ASME interns will also attend special events in New York and Washington and meet with top editors.

The application deadline is Dec. 1. Visit to learn how to participate.

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WVU journalism students offer state publications alternative news source

Through the new Mountaineer News Service, senior journalism students are producing multi-platform news and feature packages, which are offered monthly to members of the West Virginia Press Association as free content. The packages are aimed at engaging younger audiences as well as enhancing the paper’s online presence.

“This program offers incredible benefits and value to newspapers of the West Virginia Press Association,” said WVPA Executive Director Don Smith. “It gives West Virginia newspapers additional multi-platform offerings at a time when more and more of our readers/viewers want their news online or on their mobile device.”

Since the WVPA began offering the service to its members last month, The Hampshire Review, a weekly paper in Romney, W.Va., has already featured two stories from Mountaineer News Service – one focusing on a military veteran’s transition to university life and the other highlighting opposing views on WVU’s move to the Big 12 conference. Both stories included text, photos and videos produced by School of Journalism students.

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MedExpress seeks Morgantown-area Marketing Intern

MedExpress is a walk-in medical care clinic headquartered in Morgantown, WV.

The person in this internship, under close supervision, will perform entry level professional duties of moderate difficulty providing the opportunity for professional training in the area of marketing. He or she will also perform assigned duties to acquire knowledge of methods, procedures and standards required for successful performance.

Desired Characteristics:

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