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Blue & Gold News seeking interns

Blue & Gold News, a magazine and website dedicated to covering WVU athletics, is looking for two interns – one who would primarily work as a videographer/writer and another that would primarily work as an advertiser.

The videographer/writing intern at Blue & Gold News will have the opportunity to gain valuable experience interviewing college athletes and coaches. The intern will record interviews of WVU football coaches and players on Tuesday evenings throughout the fall and post them to YouTube. The position also includes basketball and Olympic sports interview responsibilities. The person will also write occasional stories and has the opportunity to pitch and produce video feature stories for the website ( Applicants must be adept at using recording equipment and have at least limited experience with editing software.

The advertising intern at Blue & Gold News will have the opportunity to generate revenue through advertising in the magazine and/or website. Applicants must be outgoing and have a solid knowledge of businesses in the area.

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Non-profit seeks videographer intern

The Arc of West Virginia is seeking a Videographer Intern for a project to begin this September.

The Videographer will create a documentary about people with intellectual and developmental disabilities in West Virginia. Filming will be done at the 20th Annual People First
Conference at Jackson’s Mill, WV. Other events will be included if possible.

Time Commitment: The People First Conference will take place September 4th, 5th and 6th 2013. Working hours would be before the conference in preparation as well as onsite during and then afterward at the office and from home or school and at the other events if added.

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Farm Credit is seeking a Marketing Specialist

Farm Credit was created in 1916 and is now the largest single provider of agricultural credit in the United States. Farm Credit of the Virginias provides more than $1.5 billion in financing to rural homeowners, farmers and landowners in 96 counties in Maryland, Virginia and West Virginia.

Under general supervision of the Marketing Manager, the Marketing Specialist is responsible for specific Marketing functions such as advertising, promotions, campaigns, research. Emphasis will be in two areas—social media and marketing to diverse customers.

Required Qualifications:

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Video production contest

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is launching the “I VetoViolence Because . . .’”: Teen Dating Violence Prevention Public Service Announcement Contest. The purpose of the contest is to encourage the development of video public service announcements (PSA) that increase the understanding that teen dating violence is a public health problem and 
that prevention efforts can stop it before it starts. 
VetoViolence, asks violence prevention professionals, allied organizations, students, VetoViolence Facebook page fans, and the general public to develop PSAs about teen dating violence and the importance of prevention. The intended effect of the PSAs is to inspire viewers to take steps to stop teen dating violence before it starts by promoting healthy relationships among friends and loved ones and within schools and communities. The PSA finalists and winners will be showcased in three categories on the VetoViolence Facebook page, allowing participants to reach more people with effective and creative messages about preventing teen dating violence.

Contest begins on July 15, 2013 and ends on August 15, 2013. Judging will take place August 16-30, 2013, and winners will be notified on September 6, 2013. Prizes will be awarded before September 30, 2013.

For more information, contact 
Alan Williams, Media Specialist
Division of Violence Prevention, National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 
4770 Buford Highway NE., MS F64, 
Atlanta, GA 30341, 
Telephone: (770) 488-3893

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TV anchors needed in Clarksburg, W.Va.

West Virginia Media Management LLC in Clarksburg, W.Va. is hiring television anchors.

Job Description:
WBOY-TV, a West Virginia Media station located in north central WV, is looking for experienced anchor(s) to be the face(s) of its top-rated newscasts. The successful candidate(s) will, in addition to anchoring duties and special reporting assignments; maintain a high social media profile, mentor less-experienced staff members, proof scripts, post web stories and make public appearances on behalf of WBOY-TV.

A college degree is required.

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Web Producer needed in Clarksburg, W.Va.

West Virginia Media Management LLC is seeking a web producer.

Job Description:
WBOY-TV, a West Virginia Media station located in north central W.Va., has an opening for a Web Producer. This full-time position will manage the news content on and the station’s social media presence. The successful candidate will post stories and video, and review the posts of other employees.

A college degree and excellent writing and computer skills are required. Prior journalism experience and an understanding of AP Style are preferred.

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Reporters Committee seeking interns in Arlington, Va.

The Reporters Committee offers internships at its Arlington, Va., headquarters on a regular basis. The work is challenging, but rewarding. Right from the start, interns write articles for the newsletter and magazine, contribute to booklets on specific legal topics, and conduct research for other special projects.

Interns are called on to provide significant contributions to publications and legal work. Interns report and write on free press and media law issues for our quarterly magazine The News Media & The Law, website and guidebooks, and assist the staff and legal fellows in media law research.

The Reporters Committee also provides its interns with regular opportunities to interact with working journalists, media lawyers and policymakers through seminars around Washington, D.C. Interns may attend congressional hearings, hear arguments in the U.S. Supreme Court or other federal appellate courts, and visit newsrooms and government agencies where they can learn firsthand about free-press issues.

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IMC program to offer online professional development courses

The School of Journalism’s online graduate program in Integrated Marketing Communications will offer a series of four online professional development courses this fall. These classes will help communicators brush up on best practices in today’s changing media environment.

The first class, “Social Media Tools and Techniques,” will be offered Aug. 5 through Sept. 9. Participants will learn about monitoring and engaging consumers through social media by examining tools, techniques and strategies within effective social media campaigns.

“The Importance of Web Analytics and Search Engine Marketing” will be offered Sept. 9 through Oct. 14. Participants will learn tools and techniques for measuring traffic, engagement and impact of online information.

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