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Paid Intern Wanted for Mountainlair Programs and Special Events (Mountaineer Idol/Mountaineer Week)

Paid Internship for Mountainlair Programs and Special Events
(Mountaineer Idol/Mountaineer Week)

Internship Description:

• Help plan, promote, and advertise Mountaineer Idol. 
• Create weekly flyers, posters, advertisements, script, filming of contestants, and judging requirements for Mountaineer Idol.
• Serve as the Liaison with Programming Unit and Mountaineer Idol Contestants.
• Work each Mountaineer Idol Elimination Round .
• Responsible for the Mountaineer Week website (including the Mountaineer Idol section).
• Film Mountaineer Idol competitions.
• Update all social media outlets and creatively think of ways to promote our social media websites.
• Assist with planning, working, and helping the Mountaineer Week Committee.
• Help to identify an unpaid Intern to assist with the responsibilities of this position.
• Assist with other programs for the Mountainlair Programming & Special Events Unit.
• Incumbent must be willing to respond to supervisor upon request during the evenings/weekend hours only when necessary.

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WVU alumni return to Martin Hall for a two-year success panel

WVU alumni and former Martin-Hall Agency members Amy Bruzgo, Palmer Brown, Becca Rich and Katrina Sorrentino will be returning to WVU to share and discuss the strategies they used to get a good job. These WVU alumni will be sharing their knowledge and experiences with WVU students on Friday, February 21st at 5:00p.m in room 205 in Martin Hall.

These former WVU students have taken their experience from Martin Hall Agency and put it towards finding jobs in major cities in New York, Florida and Pennsylvania.

This is event is open to all students, staff and faculty. Opportunities to hear from students who have been successful in the work force right out of college is rare. This is an event that students, especially juniors and seniors cannot afford to miss! Take advantage of this opportunity!

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WVU Healthcare seeking Communications Specialist for intranet

WVU Healthcare is looking for a dynamic, self-motivated individual with experience and skills in web content management, writing and editing for the web, web/project management and graphic design. He/she will be responsible for helping to develop the organization’s internal online presence.

The Communications Specialist must be a strong writer and have basic knowledge of HTML and Adobe Photoshop. He/she must possess the ability to organize information and make it web-ready and user-friendly. This individual must understand information architecture and the importance of providing positive user experiences by planning and designing the information structure for websites.

This individual will help develop new web content and websites and edit current web content and websites. He/she will build and update websites and webpages using a content management system, ensuring consistency and effectiveness of presentation for all elements.

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Vote for you favorite SOJ professor today!

The P.I. Reed School of Journalism announces the 6th Annual Golden Quill Teaching Awards. The purpose of the awards is to reward outstanding teaching, mentoring, and advising in the School. The awards are based solely on student nominations. This is YOUR chance to recognize a teacher who has had a positive impact on your education in the School. Two awards will be given each year:

one award for full-time faculty and/or visiting professors, and
one award for instructors who have taught a three-credit hour class for at least three semesters.

Thanks to your votes, last year’s winners were now-retired Professor Ivan Pinnell (faculty award) and Rick Bebout (instructor award)! Because they won in 2013, they are not eligible for this year’s awards. Therefore, their names are not listed on the nomination forms.

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WVU journalism professor extends project exploring race issues in southern WV

In 1919, two young sisters from West Virginia published a book of poetry confronting war and racism. In celebration of Black History Month, their story will come to light through an interactive experience to be launched at the Kimball World War I Memorial in McDowell County, W.Va.

“A Night at the Memorial” will feature an exploration of the new War Poems interactive website, developed by Dr. Joel Beeson, an associate professor in the West Virginia University P.I. Reed School of Journalism and director of the West Virginia Veterans History Project.

The site is based on War Poems, a book published in 1919 by Ada and Ethel Peters, two sisters who were students at the West Virginia Collegiate Institute, now West Virginia State University. Unlike conventional history texts, War Poems provides the perspective of two young African-American females in southern West Virginia and their views on the nation’s race issues, the war and the world at large.

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Climate Science Writer wanted at the Daily Climate -- work from home!

The Daily Climate is hiring a Climate Science Writer.
This position is full-time, benefits-eligible with a leading nonprofit journalism organization. The Daily Climate is one of two online news publications of Environmental Health Sciences. The Daily Climate, its sister publication Environmental Health News and EHS operate as fiscally-sponsored arms of Virginia Organizing, a Charlottesville, Va.-based nonprofit.

The position reports to Daily Climate Editor Douglas Fischer, and is funded by an annual, renewable grant.


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Staunton, Va. newspaper seeking visual journalist

The News Leader, a Gannet newspaper in Staunton, Va., is hiring a visual journalist.

Candidate must be a visual storyteller willing to cover nard news and sports, work with reporters on enterprise assignments and take the lead other projects.

View the full job listing here, and send a resume and a link to your online portfolio to Executive Editor Dave Fritz, at

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Learn to network, market your brand and dress for success -- registration is limited!

The Career Services Center is holding its 3rd annual Mocktail Party and Fashion Show. Network with 30 of our top corporate professionals over mocktails, appetizers, and prizes. One lucky student will win a new iPad Mini! *

Learn how to:
· Network with professionals
· Market your brand
· Dress for success

Registration will be limited to the first 150 students that sign-up in MountaineerTRAK. If you have questions about the event, or need assistance registering, contact our office at:

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SOJ alumnus to be inducted into the WVU Academy of Distinguished Alumni

SOJ alumnus Joseph P. Steranka (BSJ, 1979) will be inducted into the WVU Academy of Distinguished Alumni this week.

Joe Steranka has always had a passion for sports. In addition to many high-profile positions in sports marketing, Steranka spent 25 years with the PGA, his final seven years as the CEO.

Now in his 36th year in the sports industry, Steranka continues to give back through his involvement with numerous philanthropic organizations including the School of Journalism’s Visiting Committee, the George Esper International Student Enhancement Fund, Children’s Healthcare Charities of Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., and the Folds of Honor Foundation of Owasso, Okla., for whom he chairs the Board of Directors. He also serves as a consultant for various sports and media organizations and serves on the advisory boards of Latin Business Today, Great Golf Resorts of the World, and the South Florida PGA.

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