Renée Schafer Horton,
March 14, 2019
Hope to see many of you at the Internship Fair tomorrow here in the School of Journalism. All of you seniors looking to go into broadcast, a reminder:
1. More than 140 employers will converge on the SUMC Grand Ballroom next week on Monday and Tuesday for UA Spring Career Days . The big news is that the Arizona Broadcasters Association is bringing 12 companies representing more than 47 television and radio stations on TUESDAY only from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.. You have to register to go. Register here and see who is coming below as well as some links to preparing.
- AZ Lotus Corp. - KLPX-FM / KFMA-FM / KCMT-FM / KTKT-FM
- Bustos Media - KTGV-FM / KVOI-AM
- Cordillera/ Quincy Media - KVOA-TV
- Cumulus Media - KIIM-FM / KHYT-FM / KSZR-FM / KCUB / KTUC
- Hubbard Radio Phoenix - KSLX-FM / KUPD-FM / KDKB-FM / KDUS / KAZG
- iHeart Media Phoenix - KNIX-FM / KESZ-FM / KYOT-FM / KZZP-FM / KOY / KFYI / KGME / KMXP
- iHeart Media Tucson - KNST / KOHT-FM / KRQQ-FM / KTZR-FM / KYWD / KMIY / KXEW
- Gray Media - KOLD-TV
- Scripps Media Tucson - KGUN-TV / KWBA-TV
- Telemundo Arizona - KHRR-TV / KTAZ-TV
- Univision Radio - KHOT-FM / KHOV-FM / KOMR-FM / KKMR-FM / KQMR-FM
- Univision Television - KTVW-TV / KFTU-TV / KUVE-TV / KFPH-TV / KDUO-TV
Prepare for the fair by:
- Creating your career fair game plan (research Career Days employers and jobs)
- Polishing your resume (drop in to LifeLab for help)
- Practicing your pitch (learn how to write you elevator pitch)
- Dressing for success (check out the Career Fair Lookbook)
2. Graduating seniors: The Arizona Star is going to be hiring in the next two months. We do not know the specific beats yet, but if you have experience via internships and the Wildcat, please send your resume, a cover letter and 3 to 5 clips/links to Mr. Hipolito Corella at
Then, also remember to mark your calendar for these two things:
Ø Job-hunt media panel: Wednesday, April 3, 4:40 – 6:30 p.m. Everyone can come, but it is aimed at juniors and seniors, especially May grads. You will hear from recent alumni who got jobs in the field and local hiring managers about what newsrooms look for in your resume, clips, and reels. so I have enough tiny snacks to go around.
Ø Registration for JOUR 201A: Class registration is coming up soon. Please consider adding the 1-unit, 5-week course on Career Success to your fall schedule. It’s designed to help you be competitive for internships and jobs. It also addresses reducing anxiety and stress by improving resilience and job skills and identifying numerous job opportunities for journalism grads, both in and out of journalism. Students complete the course with a work-shopped set of application materials including cover letter, resumes and online work portfolio. Class is Monday and Wednesdays from 9 to 10:15 starting on Aug. 26 and ending Sept. 30.
Deadline: April 1 for a July – December term. Only for recent graduates. All details at link above. Amazing opportunity for those of you who have done some radio.
Seeking freelance reporters for Ventana Canyon and Skyline Country Club newsletters.
This would be sporadic work writing feature stories about local business owners. Can be done remotely. Training provided on length and type of article. It will take about 10 hours a month.
If interested, please send resume and three writing samples to: Robert Chasan @
PRIOR LISTINGS STILL TAKING APPLICATIONS
Journalism Training Program: ALL-EXPENSES-PAID
Deadline: Sunday, March 24. Program is July 28-August 4, 2019 in Atlanta, Georgia alongside the 2019 AAJA National Convention. Students DO NOT have to be Asian to apply. There is no application fee. There’s no reason to not apply, especially if you are a freshman or sophomore. Go for it! (Side note: AAJA also has a listing of currently available to students, regardless of nationality. Check them out!)
ProPublica International Fact-Checking Network Intern PAID ($10,000 for 10 weeks)
Deadline: March 29. Are you an avid reader of fact-checking outlets like PolitiFact and The Washington Post Fact Checker? Do you get mad when you see your relatives sharing fake news on Facebook? Are you interested in helping journalists around the world tell fact from fiction online? If you answered yes to any of those questions, you should definitely apply. The successful applicant with be a journalism senior, graduate student or recent graduate who has completed internships, has an impressive clip file (work samples) and has worked other jobs. Fake news stories, false memes and conspiracy theories are rampant on nearly every social media platform. More than 150 fact-checkers around the world have dedicated themselves to fighting fakery in all its guises. Major news outlets and nonprofits are tracking misinformation trends to develop global solutions to the threat they pose to democracy. Apply – join this team! All details at the link in headline or under the “apply” hyperlink above.
Street Newspaper Intern (Tucson) UNPAID with potential for pay.
Deadline: April 5. A group working with the homeless population in Tucson is looking for journalism students interested in social justice reporting to help produce a newspaper serving the homeless and policy makers. Students would research, report, write and edit stories for the paper. This concept has been launched in larger cities, and a group is trying to get one going here. They are seeking:
An Editor-in-Chief (eventually paid) who can manage production with
2. Reporters (covering community involvement with homeless, city council, and updates of organizations helping homeless)
3. Social media managers
If interested, please send a resume and two writing samples from classes, the Wildcat or internships to Heather Evon at
(NY – can work remote) UNPAID
Broadway World has just opened up new opportunities for interns to join the team for Spring/Summer 2019! Applicants should be industry enthusiasts with an interest in learning about news editing and website content management. No journalism experience is necessary -- we'll teach you everything you need to know -- although excellent writing skills are essential. Applicants must also be able to multi-task and write quickly. Application details .
Iowa’s Dordt College free journalism camp for college reporters & recent college graduates.
Application deadline: March 20. Admitted students will be awarded scholarships that provide free tuition, housing, and lunches and dinners. Dordt is partnering with World News Group to host the 21th annual World Journalism Institute. Last year 26 students from 17 states and three countries spent two weeks exploring the life of a journalist while honing their reporting and writing skills. The program will take place here on the green cusp of the region’s prairie land near the Big Sioux River from May 17th to June 2nd. Graduates of the program have gone on to work in such newsrooms as the Washington Post, the New York Times, the Des Moines Register, and World Magazine. Interested? Apply before the late March deadline at . Questions can be emailed to .
Deadline: March 29. See all details at link above.
· If you want to know how you can rise from intern to TV news director, read this.
· Remember to get familiar with these job search sites: , , , , and searching “broadcast jobs.”
Kind regards –
Renée Schafer Horton, Coordinator
Internship and Career Development; School of Journalism, University of Arizona
Louise Foucar Marshall Bldg., Room 323A
In the office Monday, Wednesday and Thursday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
To make appointments, visit https://wiseadvising.arizona.edu/student and follow the prompts.