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Federal Public Defender Office for the Northern District of WV seeks investigator


The Federal Public Defender Office for the Northern District of West Virginia is accepting applications for the position of Investigator for our Clarksburg office. The Federal Public Defender Office operates under the authority of the Criminal Justice Act, 18 U.S.C. §3006A, to provide defense services for indigent persons in federal criminal cases and related matters in federal court.
Primary Job Duties: Provide all investigative support for cases pending at the district court level. Locate and interview victims, witnesses and law enforcement personnel. Prepare detailed and accurate memoranda of interviews. Recreate crime scenes by measuring, photographing and sketching. Review and analyze discovery and other case documentation. Locate public and private records such as criminal records, medical records, and records of court proceedings. Assist attorneys at hearings and trials by evaluating testimony, coordinating witnesses and documentation; and serving FRCP Rule 17 subpoenas. Investigate client background for medical, psychological, criminal or other areas that may justify a departure or variance from otherwise applicable Sentencing Guidelines. This position requires resourcefulness and creativity, and the ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.

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Internship opportunities at WIRED magazine--Applications due Wednesday, May 25

WIRED Internships

Wired magazine seeks four interns for its San Francisco office. The full-time internships will run from July 6, 2011 to December 30, 2011 and focus on the Play section, gadgets research, fact-checking, and the Start section. All four positions involve working closely with senior editors.

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Local IMC students find friendship through WVU online program

Keaton and Chickerell of Morgantown, W.Va., joined the WVU P.I. Reed School of Journalism’s IMC online program in 2008 as strangers. But over time they’ve become close friends.

When Keaton enrolled in IMC 610, an introductory course, she was curious about her classmates. She looked at many of their profiles and photos on the IMC website. Keaton quickly discovered that Chickerell lived close by and noticed that they had children around the same age. About a month after their inaugural class began, Keaton went to her son’s fifth-grade class Valentine’s Day party. She sat at her son’s table and talked to him and a girl sitting beside him. Keaton thought the girl’s mother looked like a photo of one of her IMC classmates.

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Assistant Managing Editor/The Record

The Digital Marketing Coordinator will manage email programs, lead online initiatives and manage projects specific to promotion. As Digital Marketing Coordinator, he/she works with the Marketing team to integrate digital best practices into all areas of corporate marketing. The position requires close communication with corporate IT, digital and Internet teams to support the launch of new products and features including mobile, apps and advanced functionality. He/She serves as liaison to the Creative Services group to ensure that promotional materials support corporate brand management and positioning initiatives. Two years experience in email and online marketing, familiarity with email platforms, Web development and design required. Ability to do basic HTML a plus. Must have excellent computer skills, especially in Microsoft Office Suite applications. Knowledge of Quark Express, Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator, and Adobe Acrobat preferred. Must be able to work effectively under pressure, achieve deadlines and assign priorities. This position requires strong verbal and written communication skills, basic analytical skills required to read/interpret marketing reports and make recommendations as well as manage budgets. Incumbent must be highly organized, detail-oriented and able to manage/execute multiple ongoing projects.

Days and Hours: Varied work schedule, some weekend and evening work may be required

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Professor Stewart's mine disaster book available for pre-order

“No.9” takes an in-depth look at why 78 men died in an explosion at Consolidation Coal Company’s No. 9 Mine in Farmington, W.Va.; who is responsible; and how the legal struggles of the miners’ widows to gain justice transformed coal mine safety legislation.

Former Executive Editor for USA Today Bob Dubill said, “Riveting. Chilling. Revealing. The story of Farmington Mine No. 9 belongs on everybody’s book shelf. Seventy-eight miners died during a disaster that rocked West Virginia’s coal fields 43 years ago—propelling front page headlines across the USA and a trail of safety concerns across the globe. Bonnie E. Stewart, a brilliant investigative reporter and university professor, refused to let the headlines fade away. Hail her tenacity.”

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There is still time to register for the IMC program INTEGRATE conference!

The WVU P.I. Reed School of Journalism’s Integrated Marketing Communications master’s degree program will hold its inaugural INTEGRATE 2011 conference June 3-4 at WVU’s main campus in Morgantown.

The conference provides an opportunity for professionals and students to explore cutting-edge strategies and utilize new technology to build audience around a brand or organization. Sample conference sessions include: Leveraging the Power of Social Media in IMC, Building Brands with IMC, Current Trends in Mobile Marketing, Use of Social Media in Marketing Research and Google Analytics 101.

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New Student Orientation guide positions available

Student Guide Position

The goal of each student guide position is to organize and coordinate evening activities for incoming students and their guests who are attending orientation. These evening activities typically include greeting participants at the Coliseum, hosting them on a bus that takes them to a residence hall, assisting with evening check-in, taking students to the Student Recreation Center, hosting a movie night and/or games, and facilitating group icebreakers and group conversations. Student Guides will also be expected to answer any questions orientation participants may have concerning the orientation program.

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